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Shasta Cascade Visitors Guide

Lassen Volcanic National Park Photo: Whitney James

Sunshine, natural treasures, world-renown attractions, and local cuisine are just a few things UpStateCA has to offer. I’m thrilled to be able to share our huge backyard with you and I hope during your visit you will see why we are so passionate about this place that we get to call home. This guide, filled with pictures and articles, trip ideas, and planning tools will give you a glimpse of all there is to experience. The Shasta Cascade region compromises eight of California’s northeastern counties – Butte, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, and Trinity. These counties are best enjoyed outdoors up close and personal with water activities, hiking, biking, snow sports, and more. There is truly something for every season. The experiences are limitless, hopefully leaving you with no other option but to keep coming back for more. For 89 years, the Shasta-Cascade Wonderland Association has been marketing the Shasta Cascade region, now known as UpStateCA. It is inspiring to think about how much our eight counties have evolved during that time. Since 1931 we have welcomed countless new attractions, hosted memorable events, vastly improved our arts, dining, shopping, and downtown scenes, and banded together as a community during some of the most trying times. All of these new adventures have given visitors – and our residents – more reasons to explore everything at our fingertips in UpStateCA. If you’re still looking for something special that you can’t find in this guide, please visit the California Welcome Center in Anderson, or search for more information on the following websites: ShastaCascade.com VisitRedding.com ExploreButteCounty.com LassenCountyChamber.org AlturasChamber.org

ExplorePlumasCounty.com DiscoverSiskiyou.com RedBluffChamber.com VisitTrinity.com

Hope to see you soon!

Dave Gowan, President California Welcome Center: 530-365-7500

Redding Visitor's Desk: 530-225-4100

On the Cover: McArthur Burney Falls State Park

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SCENIC BYWAYS FREEDOM | The freedom to travel a mile a minute.

Plumas Fall Color Photo: Jeff Titcomb

A twenty-mile trip used to take all day until the automobile brought the freedom to travel a mile a minute! In 1908 the Ford Model T sold for $850.00 and changed America forever. Its simplicity, strength, and design were perfect for the deeply rutted roads of the west, and the American driving vacation became a lifestyle. Listed here are nationally designated scenic byways, historic routes and one of just three All American Roads in California. This All American Road, the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway, highlights a national treasure—Lassen Volcanic National Park. Gather up some family or friends, get in the car and out of the city, and you too can discover what Americans have been experiencing for almost 100 years - the magic of building relationships and making memories with a scenic driving vacation. Information about lodging & traveler services is available from the visitors bureaus and chambers of commerce along the route.

To purchase a 160 page interpretive guide that takes you through 11 byway regions or for a free 24 page guide highlighting the scenic drives of Northern California, contact: Shasta-Cascade Wonderland Association 530-365-7500 or 1-800-474-2782 Or at our websites: www.shastacascade.com


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Feather River Scenic Byway Railroad History, Northern Sierra Golf Country & Historic River Canyons The Feather River Scenic Byway follows the North Fork of the Feather River into the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The route is one of California’s earliest routes over the Sierras, providing the lowest elevation highway crossing during major winter storms. The byway traverses the northern Sierra Nevada and ends near the Nevada border, making it unique in its botanical and cultural diversity. Lodging and other traveler services are available in Oroville, Quincy and Graeagle/Portola, with other limited services along the route. DRIVE TIPS • Distance: 125 miles • Minimum Driving Time: 4 hours • Best Time to Go: Spring through Fall

Historic Highway 99 Broad Valleys Dotted with Magnificent Oaks, Fertile Fields, Orchards & Old Bridges Like other routes, Highway 99 began as a horse and stagecoach trail extending from Mexico to Canada, and was eventually improved to higher standards as time moved on. In the early 1920’s when automobiles were being mass produced, a definitive United States Highway system was needed for the promotion of commerce and tourism. In 1926 the Pacific Highway was designated to become US Highway 99. Lodging and other traveler services are available in Red Bluff and Chico, with other limited services along the route. DRIVE TIPS • Distance: 42 miles • Minimum Driving Time: 1 hour • Best Time to Go: Year-round

Trinity River Scenic Byway From the Valley Oaks to the Redwood Coast This scenic byway may offer some of the most diverse scenery, botanical variety, wildlife and climatic zones of any drive in far Northern California. The route encompasses the dryer, warmer Sacramento River Valley to the cool, often foggy Redwood Coast. It features a variety of cultural and historical glimpses of the gold mining, timber, and Native American history. Lodging and other traveler services are available in Redding, Weaverville, Eureka/Arcata, with limited services in Willow Creek, and other limited services along the route. DRIVE TIPS


• Distance: 140 miles • Minimum Driving Time: 4 hours • Best Time to Go: Year-round but check for road conditions over the Summit during the winter months.

Trinity Heritage Scenic Byway Mountain Lakes, Gold Rush History, & the Pacific Crest Trail Water is never far away from the Trinity Heritage Scenic Byway, including Lewiston Lake, Trinity Lake, the Trinity River, and numerous sparkling streams in far Northern California. You will be driving through some of the most beautiful and rugged portions of Trinity and Siskiyou County. Much of the route follows the path of 19th century gold miners and settlers, and offers scenic views of mountainsides, jagged cliffs, and dramatic vistas. Lodging and other traveler services are available in Weaverville, Lewiston, Trinity Center, and Weed, with other limited services along the route. DRIVE TIPS • Distance: 120 miles • Minimum Driving Time: 3-4 hours • Best Time to Go: Spring through Fall

Shasta Dam/Shasta Lake Scenic Byway Stunning Views and Adventures Await This byway is just seven miles north of Redding off of Interstate 5. It runs through the City of Shasta Lake which has all services. The byway begins at Shasta Dam Blvd. and Lake Blvd., and continues west to SHASTA DAM/SHASTA LAKE a vista point that affords the S C E N I C B Y W AY traveler a stunning view of the three Shastas: Shasta Dam (tallest center overflow dam in the world), Shasta Lake (California’s largest lake), and Mt. Shasta (14,179 feet). Many activities are available after reaching Shasta Dam—guided tours of the Dam, boat ramp, and bank fishing is available at Fisherman’s Point. Camping, biking, and hiking trails are located on the west side of the dam. DRIVE TIPS • Distance: 3 miles (7 miles from I-5) • Minimum Driving Time: 5-8 minutes • Best Time to Go: Year-round

Bigfoot Scenic Byway Wild & Scenic River Canyons, Legendary Bigfoot Lore, and Native American & Gold Rush History This scenic drive follows two nationally designated Wild and Scenic Rivers: Klamath River and the North Fork of the Trinity River, both known for their trophy

sized steelhead and salmon, and thrilling whitewater boating. These rivers cut through the Siskiyou and Klamath mountains, and provide ideal habitat for wildlife. Hoopa, Yurok, and Karuk Indian tribes have made their home in the area for at least a thousand years. Lodging and other traveler services are available in Willow Creek and Happy Camp, with other limited services along the route. DRIVE TIPS • Distance: 88 miles • Minimum Driving Time: 2 hours • Best Time to Go: April-November

State of Jefferson Scenic Byway Colorful Settlement History, a Blend of Narrow Valleys, Steep Forested Mountains & the Rugged Klamath River The State of Jefferson Scenic Byway derives its name from an early 1940’s movement where locals blockaded Highway 96 and declared Jefferson to be its own state. Many believed that Jefferson would have become the 49th state in the Union had the bombing in Pearl Harbor not focused the nation on war in the Pacific. The mighty Klamath River, called the “Clamet” by Native Americans, continues to shape the lifestyle and landscape of Northern California. Lodging and other traveler services are available in Yreka and Happy Camp, with camping and lodging opportunities along Hwy. 96, and other limited services along the route. DRIVE TIPS • Distance: 108 miles • Minimum Driving Time: 3-4 hours • Best Time to Go: Year-round for Hwy. 96 portion, Grayback Summit closed during the winter months.

Barrel Springs Back Country Byway High Desert, Applegate-Lassen Trail, and 150 Years of Little Change In the northeastern corner of California the Warner Mountains rise in a near solid wall to an elevation of almost 10,000 feet. Crossing over these mountains at Cedar Valley, you will enter a totally different world. Explorer John Freeman named it “the Great Basin”, the land where none of the rivers run to the sea. Lodging and other traveler services are only available in Cedarville. There are no other services along the route. DRIVE TIPS • Distance: 93 miles • Minimum Driving Time: 3 hours • Best Time to Go: Summer, check road conditions before traveling.

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Smith River Scenic Byway

Modoc Volcanic Scenic Byway

Emigrant Trails Scenic Byway

Wild & Scenic River, National Recreation Area, Diverse Landscape

Unrivaled Volcanic Features, Natural Wonders and Indian Lore

Rich in Native American, Euro-American, & Emigrant Trail History & Culture

This scenic byway follows the Smith River, which is considered one of the crown jewels of the National Wild & Scenic River System. As the byway climbs away from the coast, it enters the Smith River Canyon. The National Recreation Area has seven distinctive plant communities. You’ll pass from a coastal redwood forest to old growth stands of Douglas fir to dense chaparral. The river has more than 175 miles of navigable waterway ranging from Class 1 to Class 5. Lodging and other traveler services are available in Crescent City, Gasquet and Patrick Creek, with other limited services along the route.

Traversing an area unrivaled in North America for its volcanic features, the Modoc Volcanic Scenic Byway provides a rich mixture of geology, wildlife viewing and Native American history. This route is somewhat unique in that the entire route is only available for driving for a short four month span from June 1st to October 15th. Although the road is good, sections of the byway are unpaved. However for optimal viewing opportunities, the portion of the byway in the Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge is best during the winter months. Lodging and other traveler services are available in McCloud and Tulelake, with other limited services along the route.

Travelers on this route will drive within close proximity to the Applegate, Lassen and Burnett Emigrant Trails. The scenery of Goose Lake, the Warner Mountains, and beautiful farm country will take you back in history to when this area was settled over 150 years ago. The Warner Mountains have one of the most unique obsidian deposits in the United States, with four areas open for collection. The byway route is also part of the “Pacific Flyway” for migrating birds and 75% of the migrating waterfowl pass through the nearby Klamath Basin refuges. Lodging and other traveler services are available in Alturas, Cedarville, Tulelake, with other limited services along the route.

DRIVE TIPS • Distance:120 miles • Minimum Driving Time: 4-5 hours • Best Time to Go: June 1st through Oct. 15th

DRIVE TIPS • Distance: 64 miles • Minimum Driving Time: 2 hours • Best Time to Go:Year-round

DRIVE TIPS • Distance: 33 miles • Minimum Driving Time: 1 hour • Best Time to Go: Year-round

VOLCANIC LEGACY SCENIC BYWAY Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway One of just 31 All-American Roads in the United States, the 500-mile Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway connects Lassen Volcanic National Park in Northern California and Crater Lake National Park in Southern Oregon. The volcanic activity of the Cascade Range has created unique geological formations that can only be seen in this part of America. The byway travels through dense forests, across broad wetlands, pastoral grasslands, along clear swift streams and through massive farms and ranches. These wide open-spaces make this area adjacent to the byway an ideal setting for hiking adventures, great fishing and whitewater boating. Enjoy great scenery and a chance to experience a slower, quieter pace of life. Communities along the byway are eager to tell their story and share their uniqueness with you. A few days along the byway could be one of your most memorable vacations, one that excites your senses, refreshes your soul and offers the possibility of taking your breath away at every bend in the road.

Lake Almanor/Chester A Recreational Paradise The southernmost point of the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway is the Chester/Lake Almanor basin, where Highways 89, 32, 36, and 44 converge. It is also where the Sierra Mountain Range meets the Cascade Range. Although originally developed as a logging and sawmill community,


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Chester’s charm now comes from quaint B&B’s and 1950’s style motels. Westwood is just to the east of Lake Almanor/Chester and once was the largest lumber town in the west. A 24 foot tall statue of the legendary logger Paul Bunyan honors the town’s logging heritage. The road north out of Westwood provides wintertime access to the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway, as the road through Lassen Volcanic National Park is usually closed from November to May. Just a few miles off the byway and east of Westwood is Susanville. The cliffs and gorge of the Susan River flank its western limits and is the eastern end of the Bizz Johnson Recreational Trail. This rail to trail conversion is considered by many to be one of the most exhilarating trails in Northern California. DRIVE TIPS • Distance: 133 miles • Minimum Driving Time: 4 hours • Best Time to Go: Year-round; some portions seasonal only

Lassen Volcanic National Park Volcanic History and Scenic Wonder The very existence of Lassen Volcanic National Park is linked to a loud awakening of Lassen Peak in 1914. This was a beginning of a seven-year cycle of sporadic volcanic outbursts with the major eruption occurring on May 19, 1915, with a massive collapse of the summit crater. Three days later a great explosion blasted out a new crater. The area was designated a National Park in 1916 because of its significance as an active volcanic landscape. The park is a

compact laboratory of volcanic phenomena and associated thermal features. Several groups of hot springs and fumaroles remain as remnants of this volcanic activity. In an era that all too often ignores the importance of nature and special places, Lassen remains a sacred and enchanting destination. DRIVE TIPS • Distance: 33 miles • Minimum Driving Time: 2 - 4 hours • Best Time to Go: Late May – November

Old Station / McCloud Creek, Rivers and Waterfalls This section of the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway begins at the northern edge of Lassen Volcanic National Park and is a continuation of the volcanic terrain from Lassen. Old Station served as a stagecoach stop and military post in the early part of California’s settlement. Just north of Old Station is Subway Cave offering an opportunity to walk through a 1/3 mile long volcanic lava tube. Further along Hwy. 89 is Hat Creek, one of the best trout fly fishing streams in the country. Numerous access points, as well as campgrounds, provide the makings of a great summer vacation. The Intersection of Hwy. 89 and 299 allows for several optional side trips to the communities of Burney and Fall River Mills. North of the Intersection about six miles is what Theodore Roosevelt called the “eighth wonder of the world” — McArthur Burney Falls State Park. The never-changing water volume over the falls is what makes it so unique. The sources of most of its water are springs, just a 1/2 mile


above the falls. The scenic drive continues north on Hwy. 89 to the McCloud River and a chance to see three spectacular waterfalls—Lower, Middle and Upper McCloud Falls. Just to the west is McCloud, a great stopover or a place to enjoy the evening.


DRIVE TIPS • Distance: 70 miles • Minimum Driving Time: 3 hours • Best Time to Go: March - November

McCloud / Tulelake Shasta in View This portion of the All American Road has the distinction of having a view of Mount Shasta for almost the entire section. Majestic Mount Shasta at 14,179 feet is the tallest volcano in California and can often be seen from more than 100 miles away. For centuries, the mountain has served as the anchor for the Cascade Range, as a spiritual center for Native Americans, and as a nature lover’s and mountain climber’s paradise. Its interesting history, tales of lore, myths and legends continue to attract visitors from around the world who believe the mountain has a special spiritual aura. McCloud, on the southern slope of Mount Shasta, offers everything from luxury accommodations and fine dining to camping and picnicking. McCloud is a town of superlatives—from having the oldest golf course in Northern California to the oldest square and round dance venues in California. Moving up the byway, at the base of the mountain is Mt. Shasta City. From the luxurious chalets at Mount Shasta Resort to the largest campground in the area on Lake Siskiyou, it’s a great place to stay. The city is known for its wide variety of bookstores, galleries, gift shops and good restaurants. Mt. Shasta City and Dunsmuir, just south of the byway, has a century long history as a railroad town. The town is one of the few places that you can actually spend the night in a 19th century railroad car. Railroad Park Resort has a collection of old cabooses and dining cars for a truly unique resort experience. Continuing north, Weed and its Historic Lumber Town Museum offer a collection of artifacts and antique logging equipment. Nearing the California border, the Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge has the distinction of being the first refuge set aside for waterfowl in the nation. It is also home to the largest concentration of wintering American bald eagles in the continental United States. The community of Tulelake is known as the horseradish growing capital of the world with more than 1/3 of the world’s crop grown in the area. Lava Beds National Monument showcases unusual volcanic features and was the site of the only Native American/US Army battle in California history. The Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway continues 140 miles north into Oregon, ending at Crater Lake National Park. Along the way, you’ll pass through Klamath Falls, then continue along the west side of Upper Klamath Lake where kayaking, canoeing and birding opportunities abound, before reaching magnificent Crater Lake. Drive or bike around the lake on the 33-mile Rim Drive to soak in the scenery surrounding the deepest freshwater lake in the continental United States. DRIVE TIPS • Distance: 100 miles • Minimum Driving Time: 2 - 4 hours • Best Time to Go: April - November; winter for refuges


You will see fantastic sites - Mount Shasta jutting 14,179 feet above the valley floor, curtains of water showering over basalt cliffs at McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park, Lassen Volcanic National Park home to smoking fumaroles and clear mountain lakes and the majesty of Crater Lake National Park.

Explore the culture and history of a beautiful and mysterious region dotted with evidence of an eruptive past!

Regional Tourism and Byway Information 530.365.7500 | 800.474.2782 ShastaCascade.com

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Visit the new Sheraton Redding Hotel at the Sundial Bridge Discover Northern California’s newest hidden gem, Sheraton Redding at the Sundial Bridge - and experience contemporary, resort-style comfort and unmatched natural beauty. Tucked along the banks of the Sacramento River within the grounds of the 300-acre Turtle Bay Exploration Park, the new Sheraton Redding welcomes you with intuitively designed accommodations, thoughtful amenities, inspired meeting spaces, and unparalleled access to the region’s awe-inspiring outdoor attractions. While you are with us, delight in Mosaic Restaurant. Influenced by the magnificent mosaic tiles under the nearby Sundial Bridge, our restaurant is as locally focused as it gets. Mosaic’s menu features Italian inspired cuisine with a California wine country twist. Boasting a communal vibe, favorites includes classic pizzas along with the chefs signature seasonal pasta dishes. • Redding’s first 4-star hotel • Outdoor patio dining at Mosaic restaurant • Direct access to Turtle Bay Exploration Park from the hotel • Scenic outdoor pool • 1,000 square-foot fitness center • Executive Club Lounge • Dog friendly hotel and restaurant Visit sheratonredding.com for more information. 820 Sundial Bridge Drive Redding, California 96001 | 530.364.2800

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Specialty lakes, award winning fishing, miles of hiking & biking. Visitor information available LakeOroville.net 530-538-2542

Picture perfect picnic locale. Year-round boating, fishing and scenic hikes.

One of the nation’s largest municipal parks. Diverse variety of natural habitats & recreational opportunities. ChicoCa.gov 530-896-7800

Waterfront park, perfect for family picnics. Including 4 pavilions, a rock structure play area and BBQ pits. Frrpd.com 530-533-2011

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For more information about Butte County visit us at ExploreButteCounty.com or call 530-918-4585 to request a Butte County Visitors Guide.


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utte County exemplifies how seemingly contrasting characteristics come together perfectly. From the rural to the urban, farm to city, and mountains to valley, Butte County comes together to create a truly special experience for visitors and locals alike.

Now the urban hub of the county, the city of Chico grew out of humble agricultural roots, founded in 1860 by General John Bidwell on a portion of his 28,000-acre ranch. In 1887, Bidwell gave land for the development of an agricultural college that today stands as California State University, Chico. Chico State, as it is informally known, has helped shape the thriving Chico community and its more urban feel. Yet within walking distance of campus is Bidwell Park, a sprawling 3,670 acres that grew from a land donation from Bidwell and his wife, Annie. Today, Bidwell Park is one of the largest municipal parks in the country and largely considered the “crown jewel” of the area. Beyond the university and the park, the city’s numerous art studios and growing public art scene have helped Chico become one of America’s “Top 10 Art Communities,” according to author John Villani. Pair the everyday charm with a walkable downtown, known for its restaurants and shops; numerous downtown events, such as Thursday Night Market and Taste of Chico; and the worldfamous Sierra Nevada Brewery, and you’ll quickly discover why the area is worthy of an afternoon stroll or weekend visit. About 25 miles south of Chico, the southern part of the county features some of California’s most fertile land. From rolling hills of organic lavender in Biggs and waving fields of rice in Richvale, Butte County’s farms provide the opportunity to taste the best of the region. One of the best ways to sample the local agriculture is during the annual Sierra Oro Farm Trail’s Passport Weekend. Every October, you can wind your way through the county and discover a treasure trove of more than 30 wineries, family-owned farms and ranches, fresh markets, olive groves, and lavender fields. Thermalito Forebay Reservoir Photo: Courtesy of Explore Butte County BUTTE COUNTY

At the southernmost part of the county, Gridley continues this legacy of Butte County agriculture. Originally founded after the discovery of gold in the late 1800s, Gridley became home for many ranchers, who found their true treasure in the development of the rich agricultural land. The fertile land is also home to thousands of migratory birds who touch down at Gray Lodge Wildlife Area every year. Gold also played an important role in the history of Paradise. The discovery of a 54-pound nugget in 1859 established the town Paradise--which the town celebrates annually with the Gold Nugget Days --while it’s forested terrain and natural beauty has made it a beautiful getaway today. Oroville, nestled among the Sierra Nevadas, also owes its cityship to the discovery of gold, as it was home to hundreds of ambitious miners along the Feather River during the California Gold Rush. It wasn’t until Lake Oroville was created in 1968, though, that the little mining town became one of California’s most recognized water recreation meccas with year-round boating, fishing, and camping. Other notable attractions in Oroville include the 410-foot Feather Falls, the nation’s tallest earthen dam at Lake Oroville, the Lake Oroville Visitor Center, the Chinese Temple Museum filled with rare antiques, and Bolt’s Antique Tool Museum. Whether you’re looking for a city tour, relaxing rural escape, farm-to-fork dining, an art-filled excursion, or an outdoor exploration, in Butte County, you’ll discover that those seeming contrasts actually make the perfect pairings for a perfect getaway. For further information contact ShastaCascade Wonderland Association at 800-474-2782 or www.shastacascade.com.

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Gray Lodge Wildlife Area Photo: Ashley Baer


C.F. Lott Home in Sank Park The home of Judge C.F. Lott, a ‘49er and prominent figure, was built in 1856. The home, filled with original furnishings and artifacts, tells a fascinating story of unrequited love, and lifelong devotion.

Paradise Depot Museum Devoted to the railroad and logging industries once served by the depot, originally constructed in 1904. The rebuilt depot holds numerous artifacts in the former cargo area, a 30 ft. model of the Butte County Railroad, a recreated ticket and telegraph office and a full size caboose.

1067 Montgomery St., Oroville, CA 95965; 530-538-2497

5799 Black Olive Rd., Paradise, CA 95967 530-872-8722

Military Veterans Court of Honor

Bolt's Antique Tool Museum

Beautiful granite memorial surrounded by military, state and U.S. flags. The memorial commemorates the first to fall in the attack on Pearl Harbor, Warren McCutcheon of Gridley.

Houses over 12,000 items and 2000 brands dating back to the 1820's and is considered to be one of the most historical tool museums in the world.

2023 Highway 99, Gridley, CA 95948; 530-846-2537

1650 Broderick St., Oroville, CA 95965; 530-538-2528

Gray Lodge Wildlife Area

National Yo-Yo Museum

Viewing of 230+ bird species across 9,200-acres. During the winter migration, view the dusk “fly-off” of thousands of Snow Geese and other waterfowl filling the sky. Exhibit museum and seasonal tours.

The world’s largest public display of yo-yo, yo-yo memorabilia, and contest awards. The museum’s centerpiece Big-Yo is 256lbs., a scaled up version of the No-Jive 3-in-1. Free to tour.

3207 Rutherford Rd, Gridley, CA 95948; 530-846-7500


320 Broadway St, Chico, CA 95928; 530-893-0545


Sierra Oro Farm Trail Butte County’s rich agricultural land makes it a perfect home for numerous wineries found along the Sierra Oro Farm Trail. www.sierraoro.org

Almendra Winery & Distillery Wine country elegance with a hometown feel featuring family-friendly bar and restaurant just minutes from Chico. Wine & Spirit tastings Wednesday - Sunday, beautiful event venue, and locally sourced ingredients. 9275 Midway Durham, CA 95938 530-343-6893 www.almendrawinery.com e-mail: info@almendrawinery.com

FUN FACT: The largest gold nugget ever found in North America was discovered in 1859 in Paradise weighing 54 pounds.

Pioneer History Museum The museum, a replica of a miner’s cabin, highlights the gold rush era and includes items from Bidwell Bar and a Native American arrowhead and basket collection. 2332 Montgomery St., Oroville, CA 95965 530-538-2415

Chico Museum Featuring changing exhibits focusing on the rich and diverse history and culture of Chico and Butte County, as well as a variety of permanent exhibits. 141 Salem St., Chico, CA 95928; 530-891-4336

Oroville Chinese Temple Museum Complex The temple was built in 1863 to support the Chinese community of 10,000 and includes artifacts dating from 1850’s to early 1900’s. Three chapels and a main chapel served as a place for Taoism, Confucianism and Buddhism.

YoYo Museum Photo: Explore Butte County

1500 Broderick St., Oroville, CA 95965; 530-538-2496


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HIDDEN TREASURES Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park, Chico.

This was the home of founder General John Bidwell & Annie Bidwell. Tours. 530-895-6144

Bidwell Park The “Jewel of Chico� covering 3,670 acres and straddling Big Chico Creek, stretches 11 miles through the City of Chico. 530-896-7200

Feather Falls Scenic Trail Leads hikers to a stunning 640 ft. waterfall and views of Bald Rock Dome & Canyon. 530-534-6500


Oxford Suites, Chico


Best Western/Heritage Inn, Chico 530-894-8600 Residence Inn by Marriott, Chico 530-894-5500

Best Western Paradise Hotel

Courtyard by Marriott, Chico


Offers 62 spacious rooms with amenities, outdoor pool, hot tub, gym, free breakfast, and WiFi.

Ramada Plaza Inn, Chico


Quality Inn, Chico


Hotel Diamond, Chico


University Inn, Chico


Days Inn, Oroville


Holiday Inn Express, Oroville


5475 Clark Rd. Paradise, CA 95969 530 876-0191 www.bestwestern.com e-mail: speedbirdgas@gmail.com

Motel 6 Pool, restaurant, data ports, pet friendly. Chico State University nearby. Three miles to airport. Near Bidwell Mansion. 665 Manzanita Ct. Chico, CA 95926 530-345-5500, 800-466-8356 www.Motel6.com


Dingerville USA RV Park, Oroville 530-533-9343 Lake Oroville Gold Country RV, Oroville 530-534-1133 Falling Rock RV Park, Oroville


Feather Falls Casino KOA, Oroville 530-533-9020 Riffles RV Park, Oroville


River Reflections RV Park, Oroville 530-533-1995 Bidwell Mansion Photo: Jeri Rangel


CITY Chico County-Wide February Gridley County-Wide April Oroville Chico Paradise May Oroville Chico July Oroville August Gridley September Oroville Chico October Oroville November Chico December Oroville

EVENT Snow Goose Festival Butte County Restaurant Week Velo-Love Ride Museum Weekend Wildflower & Nature Festival Chico Wildflower Century Gold Nugget Days Feather Fiesta Days Silver Dollar Fair 4th of July Fireworks Butte County Fair Oroville Salmon Festival Taste of Chico Sierra Oro Farm Trail Passport Weekend Chico Christmas Preview Parade of Lights

WEBSITE snowgoosefestival.org explorebuttecounty.com chicovelo.org explorebuttecounty.com frrpd.com wildflowercentury.org goldnuggetmuseum.com orovillechamber.com silverdollarfair.org orovillechamber.com buttecountyfair.org orovillechamber.com downtownchico.com sierraoro.org downtownchico.com orovillechamber.com

PHONE 530.592.9092 530.918.4585 530.343.8356 530.918.4585 530.533.2011 530.343.8356 530.413.9129 530.538.2542 530.895.4666 530.538.2542 530.846.3626 530.538.2542 530.345.6500 530.533.1473 530.345.6500 530.538.2542

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assen County has a following of ardent, loyal fans, in part because it remains largely undiscovered despite being a jewel of Northern California and an outdoor recreation paradise. The mountainous west encourages camping, hiking, and fishing and often welcomes snowmobilers, snowshoers and cross-country skiers. Savvy visitors to Lassen County can take advantage of the Bizz Johnson Trail, known as one of the best “rail to trail” conversions in California.

The trail was named for Congressman Harold T. “Bizz” Johnson, and winds 25.4 miles through the rugged Susan River Canyon, following the old Southern Pacific Railroad line and featuring twelve bridges, two tunnels, and breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. Popular day hikes can set off from many of the trail heads, and the trail offers equestrian, hiking, and mountain bike trails. In true Lassen County fashion, no outdoor enthusiast is left out: camping and fishing are also allowed along the trail, and shuttles between trail heads can be scheduled. Every October, the Bizz Johnson Trail Marathon races—part of the Coastal Trail Runs held throughout California—draw hundreds of runners, many from out of the area. This Boston Marathon qualifying race is held at the same time as the popular Rails to Trails Festival in Susanville. Head west to Lassen Volcanic National Park for incredible mountain scenery reminiscent of Yosemite, as well as fascinating thermal wonders similar to Yellowstone, with only a fraction of the visitors of the more famous parks. Lassen boasts steam vents, mudpots, and hot springs, which can all be seen by hiking the 1.5 mile trail to Bumpass Hell. All four types of volcanoes (shield, plug dome, cinder cone, and composite) call Lassen Park home, with Lassen Peak being the largest plug dome volcano in the world. Near Lassen Peak, the road reaches 8,512 feet, making it the highest road in the Cascade Mountain range. Camp, fish, kayak, and picnic in the park at the picturesque Manzanita Lake and Summit Lakes, and visit the Loomis Museum for a peek into the day in 1915 when Lassen’s fateful eruption was caught on camera. Driving east on Highway 36 or Highway 44 from Lassen Volcanic National Park via the Lassen Scenic Byway, historic Susanville still honors the lifestyle and neighborly hospitality of an era long passed. On the first Saturday

in December, you’ll experience holiday festivities like none other at the annual Magical Country Christmas Celebration on historic Main Street. Westwood, located just west of Susanville, was built by the Red River Lumber Company in 1912, and was one of the largest company lumber towns in the West. A statue of legendary logger Paul Bunyan staggers 24 feet tall, honoring Westwood’s heritage and presiding over the annual Paul Bunyan Mountain Festival. Eagle Lake is another of Northern California’s record holders: the second largest natural lake in California is located 16 miles north of Susanville and is home to the world-famous Eagle Lake Trout, a species entirely unique to the lake. These “super trout” average 3-5 lbs. and attract fishing enthusiasts from all over. Camping facilities dot the shoreline and a boat launch, marina, swimming beach, picnic areas, and hiking and biking trails are available. Susanville Ranch Park, 1,100 beautiful acres of meadows and hills, offers mountain biking, equestrian, and running/ walking opportunities, and events throughout the year. Visitors can experience impressive biodiversity, with beaver ponds, willows, cottonwoods, watercress, amphibians, reptiles, small and large mammals, birds, and fish. Year-round experiences from summer camping, hiking, and fishing to autumn hunting, winter snowmobiling and sledding, and wildlife watching in the spring, make Lassen County the ideal getaway for any outdoor recreation lover. For further information contact ShastaCascade Wonderland Association at 800-474-2782 or www.shastacascade.com.

Eagle Lake Photo: Lena Lozano LASSEN COUNTY

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FUN FACT: The longest narrow gauge railroad line in the nation traversed Lassen County, operating from 1880 until 1927.

Roseberry House B&B, Susanville 530-257-5675 Walker Mansion Inn, Westwood Bizz Johnson Trail – BLM



BLM Wild Horse Corrals

Encompassing 80 acres with numerous pastures and corrals, the Litchfield Corral serves as the regional preparation center for wild horses and burros gathered from public lands in northern California and northwestern Nevada. At maximum capacity, the facility can hold over 1000 horses. Call for information about tours or horse adoption. Hwy 395 just north of Litchfield 530-254-6575; 800-545-4256 www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/eaglelake/wild_horse_and_ burro.html

Historic Susanville Depot The depot is the trailhead for the Bizz Johnson Rail Trail, and host to the Rails to Trails festival in October. Visitors are invited to step back in history where you can view historic photographs of railroad and logging trains that rolled through town. Call for seasonal hours.

Lassen Historical Museum & Roop’s Fort The museum showcases artifacts and old time lumbering equipment, and is adjacent to Roop’s Fort, the oldest structure in town providing the history of Susanville’s last 150 years. 115 N. Weatherlow St., Susanville, CA 96130 530-257-3292

Westwood Museum The museum displays artifacts and pictures of the town as it was in 1913. Once the home of Red River Lumber Company, Westwood had the largest pine lumber mill in the world from 1913 to 1956. 311 Ash St., Westwood, CA 96137 530-256-2233

601 Richmond Rd., Susanville, CA 96130; 530-257-3252 lassenlandandtrailstrust.org

EVENTS MONTH February April May

CITY Susanville Susanville Susanville Susanville June Lassen Volcanic NP Lassen Volcanic NP Susanville Susanville July Westwood Susanville Susanville August Susanville Lassen Volcanic NP Lassen Volcanic NP October Susanville Susanville Susanville November Susanville December Susanville

EVENT Cattlemen & Cattlewomen “ A Taste of Beef, A Sip of Wine” Spring Show - Home, Garden, Recreation, Weddings Lassen County Childrens Fair Paiute Meadows Trail Run National Trails Day Film Screening Reach Higher Trails Challenge Annual Kick off Blue Grass Festival Main Cruise Classic Car Show N’ Shine Paul Bunyan Mountain Blues Festival Diamond Mountain Speedway Races & Fireworks Show Lassen County Fair Blues & Brews Festival Dark Sky Festival Reach the Peak Hike-A-Thon & Day in the Park Rails to Trails Festival Coastal Trail Runs-Bizz Johnson Marathon Historic Uptown Susanville Safe n’ Sane Halloween Susanville Sunrise Rotary Club Beer & Wine Tasting Magical Country Christmas


HOTELS/MOTELS/ RESORTS Best Western Plus, Susanville


Knight’s Inn, Susanville


Bieber Motel, Bieber


River Inn Motel, Susanville


Diamond Mtn. Casino Hotel, Susanville 530-252-1100 Super 8 Motel, Susanville


High Country Inn, Susanville


RV PARKS/ CAMPGROUNDS Days End RV Park, Standish


Eagle Lake Campgrounds, Susanville 530-825-3454 Pineview RV, Susanville


Eagle Lake R.V. Park, Susanville


Susanville RV Park, Susanville


Honey Lake Campground, Milford 530-253-2508

WEBSITE lassencountychamber.org lassencountychamber.org lcoe.org paiutemeadowstrailrun.com nps.gov/lavo nps.gov/lavo lassencountyfair.org lassencountychamber.org westwoodareachamber.net lassencountyfair.org lassencountyfair.org everybloomin.com nps.gov/lavo lassenparkfoundation.org lassencountychamber.org coastaltrailruns.com lassencountychamber.org lassencountychamber.org lassencountychamber.org

PHONE 530.257.4323 530.257.4323 530.257.2196 530.594.4480 530.594.4480 530.251.8900 530.257.4323 530.256.2456 530.251.8900 530.251.8900 530.251.2330 530.594.4480 530.378.2600 530.257.4323 530.257.4323 530.257.4323 530.257.4323

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HIDDEN TREASURES Historic Elk’s Lodge, Susanville

At the very top of Main Street sits the historic Elk’s Lodge, originally built by a dentist as his office and private residence in 1884. It plays host to many events throughout the year. 530-257-4810

Honey Lake Wildlife Area Wetlands that provide outstanding wildlife viewing and bird watching opportunities; hundreds of migratory and nesting waterfowl, birds of prey, and passerines, sandhill cranes, tundra swans, beavers, pronghorn antelope, and deer. 530-254-6644

Paul Bunyan & Babe the Blue Ox, Westwood Carved from a thousand year old redwood log 22 ft. long and 12 ft. in diameter and weighing 28,000 lbs. 530-256-2456

Peter Lassen Grave, Susanville Peter Lassen was a Danish immigrant born in 1800, and is the namesake for both Lassen County and Lassen Volcanic National Park. The grave site is No. 565 California Historical Landmark. 530-257-3292

Lassen Volcanic National Park Photo: Whitney James


Lassen Volcanic National Park is a stretch of mountainous splendor, drawing fans from all over the planet to its inspiring and fascinating terrain. They come to hike, paddle, snowshoe, camp, and learn, absorbing the volcanic landscape’s countless beauties and geologic revelations. Many would-be Lassen aficionados leave out one important aspect, though: the park in the dark! Lassen’s wonders don’t set with the sun. Exploring the park by moon or star light is an incredible way to experience its full range. Lassen is one of the country’s last remaining sanctuaries of natural darkness, and celebrates this honor with a three day (and night!) event every August: the Dark Sky Festival. Stay up late for astronomy programs and night sky viewing opportunities that will leave you awestruck. While you’re embracing your inner night owl, take a hike up Lassen Peak by the light of the full moon. The treeless trail takes on an otherworldly glow, and if you time it right, you can watch the sunrise from the peak – a truly singular experience. During the winter, the moonlight on the freshly fallen snow can guide you along hushed and lovely snowshoe trails. If you thought you knew Lassen Volcanic National Park, or you’ve been planning a trip, remember: there’s nothing quite like volcanos in the dark.


Lassen Night Sky Manzanita Lake Photo: Cory Poole

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odoc County proves living on the edge can be the most rewarding. This far northeast corner of California combines a fabulous four-season climate with abundant natural resources and a colorful “Wild West” history. With less than 10,000 residents spread over 4,200 miles, it’s a profoundly peaceful setting for a family vacation or a private retreat.

Recreation opportunities abound especially in the warm dry summers, which encourage camping, hiking, fishing, water sports, and many other activities. Truly a land of varied terrain, Modoc County includes one of California’s most beautiful mountain ranges, the Warner Mountains, with their clear alpine streams and, in contrast, portions of high desert dotted with serene lakes. You can visit turn-of-the-century towns, ranches and farmlands in Modoc, frequently compared to the beautiful expanses of Montana, and often called the “place where the west still lives.” Abundant marshes, forests, plains, and lakes provide an ideal habitat for a variety of wildlife; Modoc County and the Modoc Wildlife Refuge are home to bald eagles, peregrine falcons, goshawks, golden eagles, and many other endangered species. Rocky Mountain mule deer and elk, wild horses, burros and pronghorn antelope are just a few of Modoc County’s happy inhabitants. They may even outnumber the people! Take the Modoc Volcanic Scenic Byway to the northwest corner of the county (bordering Siskiyou County) and you’ll discover Lava Beds National Monument, perched upon Medicine Lake Volcano. Over 700 lava tube caves – remnants of the arteries that transported lava from its source – are hidden within these flows. The monument includes Crystal Ice Cave, which contains some of the most spectacular ice formations among these many caves. Due to the sensitive nature of this cave’s formations and its cold environment, Crystal Ice Cave is open to park visitors only on small ranger-guided tours during the winter months. Humans have lived in this region for about 10,500 years; evidence of the Modoc Tribe and their ancestors are in the thousands of carvings at nearby Petroglyph Point or the pictographs at Symbol Bridge and Big Painted Cave, dating between 4,000 and 6,000 years. As settlers began to colonize the area, conflicts arose, leading to the Modoc War of 1872-1873, and you can explore sites like Captain Jack’s Stronghold, where sixty Modoc

warriors held off nearly 1,000 U.S. troops for five months. Take the Emigrant Trails Scenic Byway for the best views of Goose Lake and access to the Warner Mountains, where you’ll find obsidian, petrified wood, assorted gemstones, and unique rocks. There are four areas designated to collect obsidian, requiring a permit from the ranger district. In the broad valley of the Pit River, near the center of Modoc County, you’ll find the town of Alturas, at the junction of Highways 395 and 299. This cordial city serves as the commercial center for northeastern California, with a variety of lodging including bed & breakfast inns, motels, a historic hotel, modern and historic shops, and restaurants. Sugar Hill, about 25 miles north of Alturas, is a favorite site for hang gliders and paragliders; the ideal thermals for soaring the skies attract enthusiasts from all over the world. The friendly locals and landowners who welcome the gliders, coupled with the breathtaking scenery of the Warner Mountains while silently soaring with the birds, make Modoc an amazing place to fly. Cedarville, centrally located in the cattle ranching hub of Surprise Valley, is home to an unusual exhibit of historically significant buildings: the mythical town of “Louisville”. This visit-worthy fictitious town consists of log cabins, a slaughterhouse, schoolhouse, water tower and the old Fort Bidwell and Eagleville jails from the 1800s. The Modoc National Forest and Bureau of Land Management offers some of California’s best campgrounds. For quiet secluded camping try Mill Creek Falls Campground, Reservoir F Campground, Payne Springs Campground, or Ash Creek Campground. For more action, head to the campgrounds at Medicine Lake. For further information contact ShastaCascade Wonderland Association at 800-474-2782 or www.shastacascade.com.

Modoc County Dark Sky Photo: larryturnerphotography.com MODOC COUNTY

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National Wildlife Refuge Photo: John Kimura


Tule Lake Segregation CenterWWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument The largest of ten War Relocation Centers, it held 18,789 of the 110,000 men, women and children of Japanese ancestry forcibly moved from their homes in 1942. CA Hwy 139, Newell, CA 96134 530-260-0537; www.nps.gov/tule/index.htm


Charming winter sport destination surrounded by stunning panoramas. 530-233-3323

Medicine Lake Crystal clear recreational lake formed by shield volcano. 530-667-2246

Fandango Pass, Modoc National Forest


Modoc County Historical Museum Some items on display date back 150 years and include Indian artifacts, an antique gun collection and domestic items used by the early day pioneer families of Modoc County. 600 S. Main Street, Alturas, CA 96101; 530-233-2944

A State Historical Landmark on Applegate – Lassen Emigrant Trail. 530-279-6116 or 530-233-5811

Crystal Ice Cave Lava Beds National Monument adventurous explorers may reserve winter tours to see unique and timeless ice formations beneath a volcanic landscape. www.nps.gov/labe/planyourvisit/crystalicecavetours.htm

EVENTS MONTH March June July August

CITY Cedarville Alturas Alturas Cedarville Cedarville September Alturas December Alturas

EVENT Surprise Valley Annual Squirrel Round-up Modoc Sportsman’s Outdoor Expo Fandango Days Celebration Modoc County Fair Dark Sky Festival Balloon Fest Winterfest

WEBSITE surprisevalleychamber.com modocoutdoorrecreationandtourism.org alturaschamber.org modocfair.com modocoutdoorrecreationandtourism.org alturaschamber.org alturaschamber.org

Trout Fishing Photo: Lorissa Soriano

PHONE 530.279.2001 530.640.0125 530.233.4434 530.279.2315 530.640.0125 530.233.4434 530.233.4434

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HOTELS/MOTELS/ RESORTS California Pines Lodge

25 Rooms with pet rooms available, playground, pool, fishing, horseshoes, volleyball, picnic tables, Bar/Lounge Steakhouse, dance floor, banquet room, wedding and party planning, small airport. 750 Shasta View Drive Alturas, CA 96101 530-233-5842 www.californiapineslodge.org Jr. Powwow Photo: Lorissa Soriano


Chimney Rock Travel Center Clean and friendly store, easy RV and trailer access, free overnight parking, fuel and propane, hot food, lowest fuel prices in the area.

Niles Hotel

Modoc Indian Photo: Lorissa Soriano

BED & BREAKFAST INNS J. K. Metzker B&B, Cedarville


Mill Creek Lodge B&B, Likely


27002 Hwy 395 Alturas, CA 96101 530-233-2470

The Cottage at Winje’s Farm, Lake City




Likely Place Golf & RV Resort

Cockrell’s High Desert Lodging

Spacious park with hookups, pull-thru sites, tent campsites, immaculate restrooms/showers/ laundry, and two gazebos for group events & BBQs. Onsite 18 hole golf course, restaurant and catering services. Dog friendly.

Have a Pure Country Stay in one of two beautiful, fully furnished three bedroom lodges. Very affordable by the night, weekend or week. Complimentary wine and coffee. Call for a full color brochure, information and rates. Vacationers, Riding, Fishing & Hunting. Groups welcome!

1215 Likely Place Likely Place, CA 96116 530-233-4466 www.likelyplace.com

Sunrise RV Park & Campground Enjoy the sunrise at our AAA approved motel, 3 bedroom Victorian Guesthouse. RV Park has pull throughs with lawn, trees & full hookups. 62271 Hwy 299 West Cedarville, CA 96014 530-279-2161 e-mail: sunrise@hdo.net

Star Route 11-A Cedarville, CA 96104 530-279-2209; 888-279-2209 www.highdesertlodging.com e-mail: debcockrell@gmail.com

Historic hotel with recently renovated rooms, each with their own theme. Starbucks coffee, breakfast, lunch, fine dining and saloon. Event room for weddings and special occasions. 304 South Main St. Alturas, CA 96101 530-233-3773 www.nileshotel.com e-mail: nileshotelevents@gmail.com

Rim Rock Motel Your base camp for all your outdoor activities in a beautiful country setting. Horse pens, picnic area, BBQs, park area. Beautiful views of the Warner Mountains. 22760 Hwy 395 Alturas, CA 96101 530-233-5455 www.rimrockmotel.com e-mail: rimrockmotel@frontiernet.net

Sunrise Motel & Guesthouse Rooms have coffee, refrigerators, TV, Wi-Fi, & air conditioning. On-site barbecue, laundry & kitchen facility. Older Victorian house is a 2-story, 3 bedroom. AAA approved. 62271 Hwy 299 West Cedarville, CA 96104 530-279-2161 e-mail: sunrise@hdo.net

Surprise Valley Hotsprings Surprise Valley Hotsprings is Adult Only Lodging. Come get away and soak in your own private hot tub fed by a natural Artesian Hot Spring. Relax & Rejuvenate! 67254 Hwy 299 East Cedarville, CA 96104 530-279-2040 www.surprisevalleyhotsprings.com e-mail: gothotsprings@yahoo.com

FUN FACT: Petroglyph Point, located in Lava Beds National Monument, has California’s largest collection of Native American rock art. Petroglyph Point


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lumas County is a world apart, with rugged canyons, glassy lakes, picturesque meadows, mountain resorts, and star-filled skies. Take Quincy for example, with its beauty, solitude, and an unhurried pace, all while offering recreation and relaxation throughout the four seasons. This unique area, where the Sierra Nevada and Cascade mountain ranges meet, boasts dozens of lakes, thousands of miles of rivers and streams, and over a million acres of national forest. offers the kind of peaceful relaxation and As the county seat, Quincy is a commercial untouched natural beauty that is difficult to find center, home to museums, shopping, and in the modern, hurried world. a number of lodging options, offering an excellent opportunity for mountain vacationers. It’s not all outdoor recreation: dozens of events, Beautiful Bucks Lake and La Porte are a short fascinating museums, and scenic drives offer drive away: Bucks Lake is a popular spot for plenty to do year-round in Plumas County. fishing and hunting as well as an excellent Greenville Historic Main Street exemplifies winter retreat for cross-country skiers and the charm of Western American towns, and snowmobilers, and La Porte attracts visitors for former saloons and bordellos are being camping, fishing, swimming, and winter sports refurbished into modern day stores of finery activities. and fashion. Plumas is one of only two counties The Chester/Lake Almanor Basin is a renowned recreational paradise. The city of Chester, adjacent to Lassen Volcanic National Park, offers a wide variety of lodging - some of the closest available to the park - which makes it the perfect choice for a cozy “home base” for parkgoers. The Warner Valley portion of the park, including Drakesbad Guest Ranch, is accessible from Chester, and serves as the only overnight accommodations within the park. This secluded resort overlooks a serene alpine meadow setting with comfortable cabins & bungalows. Likewise, the resorts of Lake Almanor provide ideal accommodations for an old-fashioned summer family vacation. The lake is the largest and most popular in Plumas County, and affords year-round fishing, several championship golf courses and, in the summer, various water sports activities. Indian Valley, located between Lake Almanor and Quincy, was originally the home of the mountain Maidu people and proudly retains its historical heritage. The Blairsden/Graeagle/Portola area has gained prominence in recent years as a planned residential center for vacationers and retirees. Eastern Plumas County has six pristine golf courses, several stables, and, in nearby Portola, the world-renowned Portola Railroad Museum. Lake Davis and Frenchman Reservoir, two popular trout fishing lakes, are also accessible here. This rural mountain retreat

in California participating in the National Barn Quilt Trail, with barn quilts all over the county, most notably in Indian Valley. Barn quilts are painted wood or metal, hung or freestanding on the outsides of barns, fences, garages, and businesses. The barn quilt tradition is celebrated every October with a county wide driving tour. Consider seeing the best of this region from a two-wheeled perspective: a myriad of bicycle rides throughout the county draw hundreds of participants. Ride through the winding country roads, past lakes and streams, and gradual climbs up the mountain. Beat your personal best in Indian Valley’s Running With The Bears Marathon—a Boston Marathon qualifying race. One of the best-kept secrets of Plumas County is the clear blue waters of Lake Almanor and its stunning views of Mt. Lassen. Lake Almanor itself is a destination for many outdoor recreational opportunities and is one of the prettiest lakes in the Northern California region. Boat docks, boat rentals, and other watercraft can be reserved for week-long excursions. Whether you are looking for a quiet vacation, a spot to retire, or to experience a natural adventure, Plumas County is your ideal destination. For further information contact ShastaCascade Wonderland Association at 800-474-2782 or www.shastacascade.com.

Mount Hough Trail Photo: Courtesy Yuba Expeditions PLUMAS COUNTY

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Historic Greenville Photo: Jeff Titcomb


Jim Beckwourth Museum Plumas County pioneer Jim Beckwourth’s hotel and trading post, circa 1852, 1850’s log cabin is open to the public. 2180 Rocky Point Rd., Portola, CA 96122 530-832-4888

Chester-Lake Almanor Museum Housed in a contemporary log structure designed to resemble the 1929 log cabin library building, this museum also features an off-site exhibit including the century-old steam locomotive known as “Dinky”. Call for seasonal hours. 210 First Ave., Chester, CA 96020 530-258-2742

Greenville Cy Hall Memorial Museum Located in a beautifully restored warehouse building (circa 1876), the Cy Hall Museum features a timeline of history for Indian Valley and permanent exhibit of our local Native American Heritage. Open Fri. – Sun. 12 - 4 pm May – Sept. 132 Main St., Greenville, CA 95947 530-284-0927 www.facebook.com/pages/Greenville-Cy-HallMemorial-Museum/83304375877 e-mail: cyhallmuseum@frontier.com


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Indian Valley Museum Four large rooms house mining, logging, ranching and Native American historical exhibits, a large display of rocks, minerals and mineral carvings. Open Sat. and Sun. 1 - 4 pm May - October. 4288 Cemetery Rd., (Corner Main St.) Taylorsville, CA 95983 530-284-1046 e-mail: ivmuseum@yahoo.com

Plumas County Museum The museum depicts different periods in the county’s history and includes many historical artifacts, mining and logging displays, a collection of baskets woven by Maidu Indians, and a comprehensive collection of photographs, documents, records and literature. Open Tues. – Sat. 10 am - 4 pm.

ATTRACTIONS Barn Quilt Trail

Over 100 large and colorful quilt squares adorn the community’s barns and structures, shaped by each participant’s values, visions, heritage and passion for art. 530-284-6633 www.plumascounty.org/Barn-quilt-trail-and-map e-mail: info@plumascounty.org

HIDDEN TREASURES Plumas Eureka State Park & Museum, Johnsville

This indoor/outdoor complex includes mining relics and a restored stamp mill. 530-836-2380

500 Jackson St., Quincy, CA 95971 530-283-6320

Western Pacific Railroad Museum, Portola

Western Pacific Railroad Museum

Train rides, photos, artifacts and gift shop. 530-832-4131

See a large collection of railroad equipment and artifacts, 39 diesel locomotives, 101 cars. Train rides summer weekends. To operate a diesel locomotive, call 530-832-4532 for reservations. Open daily May to September, Open Thurs. – Sun. in April and Oct. Pumpkin Patch trains first two weekends in October (Sat-Sun) and Santa Trains first three weekends in December (Fri-Sat).

Lake Almanor, Chester Great lake for outdoor recreation and water sports. 530-258-2426

Indian Valley Museum, Taylorsville Local history exhibits and large display of rocks and minerals. 530-284-1046

700 Western Pacific Way, Portola, CA 96122 530-832-4131 www.WPLives.org, email: info@WPlives.org


BED & BREAKFAST INNS Babe’s B&B, Lake Almanor


The Bidwell House B&B, Chester 530-258-3338 Haskins Valley Inn, Bucks Lake


Twenty Mile House B&B, Graeagle 530-836-0375 Pullman House Inn B&B, Portola


HOTELS/MOTELS/ RESORTS Best Western Rose Quartz Inn

Nestled in the Sierra Nevada Mountains near Lassen National Park and Lake Almanor. Featuring complimentary breakfast, meeting and fitness facilities, spa, BBQ’s, and picnic tables. 306 Main St. Chester, CA 96020 530-258-2002, 888-571-4885 www.rosequartzinn.com e-mail: bestwestern.rosequartzinn@gmail.com

Hideaway Resort Motel Clean, quiet, comfy—open year round. Short drive to Almanor boat launch and Bailey Creek Golf Course. Just 25 minutes to Quincy. 761 Hideaway Rd. Greenville, CA 95947 530-284-7915 www.indianvalley.net/hideaway

Plumas Pines Resort A seasonal lakefront resort on beautiful Lake Almanor. A perfect place for summertime fun. Amenities include: cabins, marina, restaurant and bar, RV Park and boat rentals. 3000 Almanor Drive West Canyon Dam, CA 95923 530-259-4343 www.plumaspinesresort.com e-mail: plumaspinesresort@gmail.com

Antlers Motel, Chester


Lake Haven Resort, Lake Almanor 530-596-3249

Oak Grove Lodge, Greenville


Big Springs Resort, Lake Almanor 530-596-3390

Bailey Creek Cottages, Lake Almanor


Rooms at 412, Lake Almanor


Carson Chalets, Lake Almanor


Cedar Lodge Motel/RV, Chester


Drakesbad Guest Ranch, Chester 866-999-0914 Vagabond Resort, Lake Almanor


Knotty Pine Resort, Lake Almanor 530-596-3348 Ada’s Place, Quincy


Lariat Lodge, Quincy


Chalet View Lodge, Graeagle


Quincy Courtyard Suites, Quincy


Ranchito Motel, Quincy


Sleepy Pines Motel, Portola


Gold Pan Lodge, Quincy


Spanish Creek Motel, Quincy


Pine Hill Motel, Quincy



Dorado Inn, Lake Almanor


Wilson’s Camp Resort, Lake Almanor


Belden Town Resort & Lodge, Belden


Camp Layman, Blairsden


Bucks Lake Lodge, Quincy


Pine Aire Resort, Twain


Bucks Lake Marina, Quincy


Elwell Lakes Lodge, Graeagle


Feather River Park Resort, Blairsden


River Pines Resort, Graeagle


Gold Lake Lodge, Graeagle


Gray Eagle Lodge, Graeagle


The Lodge at Whitehawk, Clio


Greenhorn Ranch, Quincy


Lake Davis Resort, Portola


Lakeshore Resort, Bucks Lake


La Porte Cabins, La Porte


Quincy Feather Bed Inn

Boutique inn located in historic downtown Quincy. Enjoy five adorably furnished rooms and two cottages with private entrances and private bath. Mini refrigerator, coffee/tea, microwave, TV and WiFi. European Queen pillow-top beds. Walk to restaurants, bars and shops. Perfect home-base for your daIly excursions of exploration and fun. 542 Jackson Street Quincy, CA 95971 530-283-3000 www.quincyfeatherbed.com e-mail: info@quincyfeatherbed.com

Lake Almanor Photo: Jeff Titcomb


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Methodist Church, Quincy Photo: Mike Nellor

Taylorville Parade Photo: Jeff Titcomb

RV PARKS/ CAMPGROUNDS Big Cove Resort, Lake Almanor


Leisure RV Park, Chester


Paul Bunyan Resort, Lake Almanor 530-596-4700

Feather River RV, Graeagle


Lake Cove Resort, Lake Almanor


Whispering Pines RV Park, Canyon Dam

Dream Catcher Campground, Blairsden



Belden Town RV, Belden


Golden Coach RV Resort, Cromberg


Canyon Dam RV Park, Canyon Dam 530-284-7046

Pioneer RV Park, Quincy


Sleepy Hollow Park RV, Portola


North Shore Campground, Lake Almanor

Pine Oak RV Park, Cromberg


J & J’s Grizzly Campground, Portola


Clio’s River Edge RV, Clio


Trails West Trlr Park, Portola


River Ranch RV Park, Quincy


Little Bear RV Park, Blairsden


Movin’ West RV Park , Graeagle


Forest Park RV Spaces, Canyon Dam

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EVENT Historic Longboard Ski Revival Series Groundhog Fever Festival Historic Longboard Ski Revival Series Historic Longboard Ski Revival Series Taste of Plumas- Food & Wine Mile High 100 Bike Ride Lost and Found Gravel Grinder High Sierra Music Festival 4th of July Parade & Fireworks Spectacular Chester Classic 4th of July Fun Run Arts & Crafts Fair Almanor Art Show Plumas-Sierra County Fair Grebe Festival Portola Railroad Days Antiques & Collectables Faire Annual Street Rod Extravaganza Grinduro Plumas Homegrown Americana Festival Mountain Harvest Brewfest Barn Quilt Driving Tour Sparkle

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Klamath National Forest Supervisor's Office 1711 South Main Street Yreka, CA 96097-9549 (530) 842-6131 www..fs.usda.gov/klamath

Modoc National Forest Supervisor’s Office 225 West 8th Street Alturas, CA 96101 (530) 233-5811 www.fs.usda.gov/modoc

Plumas National Forest Supervisor's Office 159 Lawrence Street Quincy, CA 95971-6025 (530) 283-2050 www.fs.usda.gov/plumas


Shasta-Trinity National Forest Supervisor’s Office 3644 Avtech Parkway Redding, CA 96002 (530) 226-2500 www.fs.usda.gov/stnf

Six Rivers National Forest Supervisors Office 1330 Bayshore Way Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 442-1721 www.fs.usda.gov/srnf

Lassen National Forest Supervisor's Office 2550 Riverside Drive Susanville, CA 96130 (530) 257-2151 www.fs.usda.gov/lassen

Mendocino National Forest Supervisor’s Office 825 N. Humboldt Avenue Willows, CA 95988 (530) 934-3316 www.fs.usda.gov/mendocino

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dventurous vacationers love Shasta County’s urban seat: the perfectly-placed city of Redding. As the largest California city north of Sacramento, it is both a recreational hub and epicenter of commerce, with essentials such as parks, shopping, theaters, golf, dining, and city trails. Redding boasts everything from world-class fishing on the renowned Sacramento River to the artistic and educational Turtle Bay Exploration Park. Landing a spot in calendars and coffee table books the world over, the internationallyrenowned Sundial Bridge stretches over the Sacramento River and welcomes you to Redding’s 17.4 mile Sacramento River National Recreation Trail, which is part of a 226-mile collection of pedestrian and cycling trails within a 10-mile radius of the city. If you don’t arrive in time to see the 217-foot-tall sundial cast its timetelling shadow, you can still enjoy seeing the glass-decked bridge lit beautifully at night, and this section of the trail network can be enjoyed year-round by enthusiasts of all strides. The historic mining settlement of Shasta State Historic Park rests just west of town, and immediately beyond that is Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, a favorite for sailing, swimming, paddleboarding, water skiing, wakeboarding, canoeing, kayaking, and waterfall exploration. Mountain biking enthusiasts love the lake area’s bike trails, perfect for every skill level. Dog lovers can bring their buddies to picnic, camp and hike the Crystal Creek Falls, one of four waterfalls in the area, a destination in and of itself. Visitors are also welcome to bring their bait and saddles, as fishing and horseback riding are also popular here.

Sundial Bridge Photo: Courtesy Redding Convention & Visitors Bureau SHASTA COUNTY

With Shasta Lake being the largest recreational reservoir in California, it’s no surprise that it offers a wide variety of vacation experiences. The “Houseboat Capital of the World” welcomes all, from basic campers on pontoons, to floating luxury condominiums, and several lakeside resorts and RV parks provide a relaxing vacation alternative to get away from it all. The lake was formed by one of the engineering marvels of the 20th century: Shasta Dam, the tallest center overflow dam in the world. If every family in the USA had a swimming pool, the water held back by the dam would be enough to fill every one of them! Dam tours are free, available daily, and include a ride into the heart of the structure in a forty-story elevator. Another attraction on the lake is Lake Shasta Caverns

National Natural Landmark, dated at least 200 million years, and formed by flowing water. Over the years this water drained leaving the caverns as seen today. The caves are made entirely of limestone and feature every type of possible formation, including stalactites, stalagmites, soda straws, columns, and flowstone. North of the lake, the awe-inspiring granite towers of Castle Crags State Park loom over I-5. The spires were formed 200 million years ago by volcanic activity, and while Crags Trail is a steep hike, perseverance is rewarded with breathtaking views of the Crags and of Mt. Shasta. To the south of Redding, Anderson and Cottonwood are located on the Sacramento River and provide small town atmospheres reminiscent of a bygone era. Anderson River Park has miles of trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding or leisurely strolls. The park also showcases the Summer Serenade concert series, along with picnic areas, river access, handicap fishing access, and a challenging disc golf course. The city also serves as host to the region’s only factory outlet shopping center, Shasta Gateway Center. Nearby Cottonwood is considered a step back into yesteryear with its good-neighborly, cowboy downtown, quaint eateries, and several antique stores. Eastern Shasta County combines cool mountain air, rich agricultural land, trout-filled streams, and beautiful lakes, such as Lake Britton, Big Lake, Fall River Lake, Eastman, Crystal and Baum Lakes. All accommodate activities such as sailing, water sports, and fishing. The Fall River valley produces 25% of the world’s wild rice, and the town of Fall River Mills hosts one of the region’s beloved museums, the Fort Crook Museum, which preserves the 150 year-old log buildings built to serve as an outpost. Shasta County’s eastern region also features the town of Burney, a humble logging town now developed into a popular destination, and only a few minutes from McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial

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State Park. Theodore Roosevelt called the park the “eighth wonder of the world” with its magnificent 129-foot Burney Falls, which flows at 100 million gallons of water every day. Not to be outdone by Mr. Roosevelt, Huffington Post named it the most beautiful waterfall in North America. The constant water volume over the falls is what makes it so unusual, thanks to the underground springs that serve as sources. Heading east on Highway 44 from the Sacramento Valley, you’ll find the northern entrance to Lassen Volcanic National Park,

home to the serene Manzanita Lake and the Loomis Museum. The park boasts incredible mountain scenery reminiscent of Yosemite, as well as fascinating thermal wonders similar to Yellowstone, with a fraction of the visitors. Lassen offers three different types of geothermal features (steam vents, mudpots, and hot springs), all four types of volcanoes (shield, plug dome, cinder cone, and composite), and all types of naturally occurring lakes! Near Lassen Peak, the road reaches 8,512 feet, making it the highest road in the Cascade Mountain range.

Hat Creek, famous for its spring fed waters and abundant rainbow trout, is just north of Lassen Park. Numerous volcanic features in the area are highlighted by Subway Cave, an underground, easily-explored phenomenon. Campgrounds and picnic areas adjacent to the creek provide for memorable weekend getaways or perfect stops for a quick lunch. For further information contact ShastaCascade Wonderland Association at 800-474-2782 or www.shastacascade.com.

5050 Bechelli Ln, Redding, CA 530.226.5111 www.redding.hgi.com

Sacramento River Trail Photo: Chris Flentye

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Lake Shasta Caverns National Natural Landmark Considered one of the most stunning limestone caves in the U.S., the two hour experience includes a scenic catamaran cruise across Shasta Lake, a fun bus ride to the cave entrance, and a guided tour of the caverns. Located just 19 miles north of Redding off I-5, Shasta Caverns exit. Open year-round. Group tours and seasonal Dinner Cruises. 20359 Shasta Caverns Rd., Lakehead, CA 96051 530-238-2341, 800-795-CAVE www.lakeshastacaverns.com email: info@lakeshastacaverns.com

Schreder Planetarium/SCOE Come see the “Wonders of the Universe” and discover “New Horizons” at Schreder Planetarium. 1644 Magnolia Ave., Redding, CA 96001 530-225-0295; www.shastacoe.org/schreder-planetarium

Shasta Dam Located about 12 miles north of Redding, Shasta Dam is the second largest dam in mass in the United States. The dam is 602 feet high, 883 feet thick at the base, 30 feet thick at the top, and 3,460 feet long. The spillway, 487 feet, is the largest man-made waterfall in the world - 3 times the height of Niagara Falls! Shasta Lake is the largest man-made reservoir in the State of California. Free guided dam tours daily, visitor center, picnic area, vista point.

wildlife center, entertaining educational programming, and an arboretum and botanical gardens. From up-close animal encounters to immersive, hands-on exhibits, families are sure to be inspired with wonder, exploration and appreciation of the world. Visitors can walk across the extraordinary Sundial Bridge to the over 200-acre McConnell Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. These exquisite grounds, propagated by the Park’s horticulture department, feature native California plant life, stunning public art, beautiful water features as well as unique foliage from around the world. Visitors also have the opportunity to purchase plants seen around the Gardens at the Nursery on-site. There is still more to explore as the Arboretum directly links to the award-winning Sacramento River National Recreation Trails. 844 Sundial Bridge Dr., Redding, CA 96001 530-243-8850, 800-874-7562 www.turtlebay.org email: info@turtlebay.org

Waterworks Park Cowabunga Beach wave pool, giant water slides, lazy lagoon, kiddy pool, gift shop, cabana rentals, tons of shade, Beach Club Cafe & more. Something for everyone! 151 N. Boulder Dr., Redding, CA 96003 530-246-9550 www.waterworkspark.com


Anderson Historical Society & Museum Museums on site displaying and preserving items of local historical significance include the late 1890’s Frisbie House, a local boarding house relocated and renovated for museum displays, and one-room Columbia School-house, authentically furnished early ca. 1900. Open Tues., Thurs. and first Saturday of each month 11 am - 3 pm. 2330 Ferry St., Anderson, CA 96007; 530-365-7045

Behrens – Eaton House Museum Restored home lived in by same family from 1898 – 2003. Historical research library on site. Open Tues. & Wed. 10 am - 4 pm, Saturday 1 - 4 pm or by appointment. 1520 West St., Redding CA 96001; 530-241-3454 www.eatonhousemuseum.org

Fort Crook Museum The story of the Indians and early settlers of this area are depicted by several rooms of antique furniture, a black-smith’s shop, the old Fall River jail, early farm implements, old school house, log cabin and Indian artifacts. Open May 1 - Oct. 31, Noon - 4 pm Tues. - Sat. 43030 Fort Crook Museum Ave., Fall River Mills, CA 96028 530-336-5110 www.fortcrook.com

16349 Shasta Dam Blvd., Shasta Lake, CA 96019 530-247-8555; 530-247-8510 www.usbr.gov/mp/ncao/shasta

Sundial Bridge Soaring over the winding Sacramento River is one of California’s most unique and extraordinary architectural icons, the Sundial Bridge, located in beautiful Redding. The City commissioned world-famous Spanish architect, Santiago Calatrava (architect for the Athens Olympic Stadium), to design a pedestrian bridge in order to link Turtle Bay Exploration Park to its McConnell Arboretum and Botanical Gardens as well as the extensive Sacramento River National Recreation Trails. The Bridge transcends its intended function and has become Redding’s most popular tourist attraction. Visitors get the chance to walk across 710 feet of translucent glass and are suspended over the river with no supportive footings to be seen. The 21 story, towering arc turns the bridge into a working sundial making it one of the largest in the world. 844 Sundial Bridge Dr., Redding, CA 96001 530-243-8850, 800-887-8532; www.turtlebay.org,

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Shasta Historical Society Shares Shasta County history through exhibits, collections, scholarly publications and research services. Visitors become witnesses to history and explore the dynamic of local heritage. Located in the Downtown Redding Promenade. Open Monday – Friday. 1449 Market St., Redding, CA 96001; 530-243-3720 www.shastahistorical.org

Shasta Lake Heritage & Historical Society Visit the Boomtown Museum where Shasta Lake history has been preserved and stories are told of the heritage and culture in 14ft wall murals. Learn about the early pioneers, Native Americans, Shasta Dam, and the community spirit that led to Boomtown becoming a city. Open Monday – Wednesday and the second Saturday of each month. 1525 Median Ave., Shasta Lake, CA 96019 530-275-3995. www.shastalakehistorical.org

Turtle Bay Exploration Park Turtle Bay Museum is the heart of the Turtle Bay Exploration Park experience. It contains permanent, interactive exhibits and two large changing exhibition galleries. The exhibits feature self-guided exploration and features that stimulate understanding and challenge ideas about science, art, history, and human nature. 844 Sundial Bridge Dr., Redding, CA 96001 530-243-8850, 800-887-8532 www.turtlebay.org, e-mail: info@turtlebay.org

ARTS & CULTURE Cascade Theatre

The Cascade Theatre, an exquisitely restored 1935 Art Deco theater, originally served as Redding’s first air-conditioned “cinema house.” It is now a multi-use performing arts venue capable of hosting a wide array of events, including concerts, dance, theater and film. 1731 Market St., Redding, CA 96001; 530-243-8877 www.cascadetheatre.org

Shasta County Arts Council The Shasta County Arts Council makes the arts accessible to Shasta County through a broad range of art opportunities and educational outreach programs.

BED & BREAKFAST INNS Bridgehouse Bed & Breakfast

Historic bed & breakfast with modern amenities. Located downtown with river view. Four rooms, private baths, wireless internet, flat screen TV’s. 1455 Riverside Dr. Redding, CA 96001 530-247-7177 www.bridgehousebb.com e-mail: janelle@bridgehousebb.com

and friendly service with 114 newly upgraded guest rooms. Featuring a complimentary full hot buffet breakfast, heated pool and spa, fitness center, free Wi-Fi, on site security, and our award winning restaurant CR Gibbs American Grille. There is no better place to spend time away from home. 2300 Hilltop Dr. Redding, CA 96002 530-221-6100, 800-336-4880 www.thehilltopinn.com e-mail: info@thehilltopinn.com

Best Western PLUS Twin View Inn & Suites

The Inn At Shasta Lake Luxury forest lodging near Lake Shasta Caverns. Jetted tubs, fireplaces. Gourmet room service breakfast included. Stay in a treehouse. Pet friendly. Just off I-5. 18026 O’Brien Inlet Rd. Lakehead, CA 96051 530-863-7645 www.theinnatshastalake.com e-mail: info@theinnatshastalake.com

Whether your plans include business, sightseeing, or lounging by our pool and spa, our complimentary hot continental breakfast is a great way to start your day. Enjoy a workout in our fitness center or use our business center to finish that last minute business detail. Our conference room is also available.

Apple’s Riverhouse B&B, Redding 530-243-8440

1080 Twin View Blvd. Redding, CA 96003 800-777-0029, 530-241-5500 www.bwtwinview.com e-mail: paresh0420@yahoo.com

Desmond House B&B, Redding

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Lavender Dreams B&B, Anderson 530-357-2239

HOTELS/MOTELS/ RESORTS Baymont Inn & Suites – Anderson

Located across from the Shasta Gateway Center, close to restaurants, shopping and Wal-Mart. Enjoy complimentary hot breakfast featuring sausage, hash browns, fruit, juice, waffles, yogurt, cereal and much more. Enjoy a magnificent indoor pool and spa, comfortable rooms, exercise room, jacuzzi suites, free Wi-Fi in an indoor corridor hotel. Pets Welcome. 2040 Factory Outlet Dr. Anderson, CA 96007 530-365-6100 www.baymontinns.com e-mail: baymontanderson@outlook.com

Best Western PLUS Hilltop Inn Treat yourself to outstanding accommodations

Located on beautiful Shasta Lake and tucked away in the evergreens is our lodge open yearround. Accommodations include kitchen units and kitchen suites, as well as deluxe rooms with king beds or two double beds. Outdoor wedding venue with beautiful views. 10300 Bridge Bay Rd. Redding, CA 96003 530-275-3021, 800-752-9669 www.bridgebayhouseboats.com

Burney Falls Lodging Serving Charm and Green Gables Motels. Easy drive to Burney Falls State Park, Fall River Golf Course, trophy trout fishing and more. We offer standard rooms, kitchenettes and suites, all with microwave, refrigerator and free Wi-Fi, all non-smoking. Truck parking, guest laundry, fish cleaning stations and free continental breakfast. Pets welcome. 37371 Main St. Burney, CA 96013 530-335-3300 or 866-931-0420 www.burneylodging.com

1313 Market St., Redding, CA 96001; 530-241-7320 www.shastaartscouncil.org,

FUN FACT: Lake Shasta Caverns is the only commercial cavern in the world that requires a boat and bus ride to get to.


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Fairfield Inn & Suites The only Marriott hotel in Redding, CA, the Fairfield Inn & Suites offers complimentary breakfast, convenient location, pool & hot tub and superior service. 5164 Caterpillar Rd. Redding, CA 96003 530-243-3200, 800-228-2800 www.marriott.com/rddre e-mail: rddreamy.reynolds@marriott.com

43021 Bridge St. Fall River Mills, CA 96028 530-336-5541, 855-877-3883 www.himontmotel.com e-mail: himontmotel1@gmail.com

Holiday Inn & Convention Center Redding

Laid back elegance located on the Sacramento River. 120 rooms and suites, eco-friendly, great views, fine restaurant & bar and luxurious spa.

Adjacent to I-5, the Holiday Inn is in a prime location to easily access many of the local area features/attractions: Shasta Lake, Lassen Volcanic Park, and Sundial Bridge at Turtle Bay Exploration Park. Restaurants, nightclubs and shopping are within walking distance. Pool, fitness center, business center, restaurant/lounge are on-site.

4125 Riverside Pl. Anderson, CA 96007 530-365-7077, 877-778-3977 www.gaiahotelspa.com e-mail: stay@gaiahotelspa.com

1900 Hilltop Dr.Redding, CA 96002 530-221-7500, 1-800-HOLIDAY www.holidayinn.com/reddingca e-mail: sales@holidayinnredding.com

Hampton Inn & Suites

La Quinta Inn & Suites

Redding’s award winning hotel, surrounded by majestic mountains, scenic beauty and fantastic recreation area and attractions. The Hampton Inn & Suites is where you’ll find everything you need, coupled with the great service you deserve.

Located on popular Hilltop Drive and in walking distance to restaurants/shopping. Spacious rooms, continental breakfast and heated pool year round.

Gaia Hotel & Spa

2160 Larkspur Ln. Redding, CA 96002 530-224-1001, 800-Hampton www.reddingsuites.hamptoninn.com

Hilton Garden Inn Close to airport, golfing, fishing, boating, tennis, lakes, rivers, mountains, museums, walking trails, and the Win River Casino. FREE high-speed internet access. Call for additional information.

2180 Hilltop Dr. Redding, CA 96002 530-221-8200 www.LQ.com

Motel 6 Pool, guest laundry, Wi-Fi, airport and restaurants nearby. Convention center, fishing and sailing all within 10 miles. 2385 Bechelli Ln. Redding, CA 96002 530-221-0562, 800-466-8356 www.Motel6.com

Pool, laundry room, data ports, restaurant, pet friendly. 1-1/2 miles from Convention Center, close to airport.

Himont Motel

1640 Hilltop Dr. Redding, CA 96002 530-221-1800, 800-466-8356 www.Motel6.com


Pool, guest laundry, free Wi-Fi, boat hook ups, truck parking, pet friendly. Fishing and sailing nearby. 1250 Twin View Blvd. Redding, CA 96003 530-246-4470, 800-466-8356 www.Motel6.com

Oxford Suites Redding Exceptional has never been so affordable! Come see why we are rated highly on TripAdvisor. Complimentary amenities include hot breakfast, reception, Wi-Fi, parking and more. 1967 Hilltop Dr. Redding, CA 96002 530-221-0100, 800-762-0133 www.oxfordsuitesredding.com

Red Lion Hotel Redding’s premium hotel located adjacent to I-5, just minutes from downtown, shopping, attractions and venues. Elegant guest rooms include two suites, private balconies or patios, hairdryers, free wireless internet, voice mail, and flat-screen TVs. Largest outdoor pool, spa, fitness center, complimentary bike rentals for guests, and our onsite 3 Shastas Bar & Grill. 8,700 square feet of flexible meeting space. Plenty of spacious, complimentary bus parking and walking distance to many local restaurants. 1830 Hilltop Dr. Redding, CA 96002 530-221-8700, 1-800-REDLION www.redlion.com/Redding

Motel 6

5050 Bechelli Ln. Redding, CA 96002 530-226-5111 www.redding.stayhgi.com

The Himont Motel rests atop a plateau that looks out over the Fall River Valley, located next to the Fall River Mills Golf Course. Pleasantly appointed and affordable rooms with modern conveniences. We pride ourselves on offering three star service: clean, comfortable and reliable accommodations.

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Kayaking Whiskeytown Lake Photo: Julie Finck

Sheraton Redding at the Sundial Bridge The brand new Sheraton Redding at the Sundial Bridge is situated walking distance to the Sacramento River in the heart of Turtle Bay Exploration Park. The hotel and adjacent restaurant have been thoughtfully designed to compliment the lush natural setting of the park and the world-renowned Sundial Bridge. 820 Sundial Bridge Dr. Redding, CA 96001 530-364-2800 www.sheratonredding.com e-mail: info@sheratonredding.com

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Win-River Resort & Casino

All Suite hotel with fully equipped kitchens, well-lit Home Office™, free wired & wireless Internet, free breakfast buffet, guest laundry, 24 hour exercise room, heated outdoor pool & pets welcome.

84 room hotel, gift shop, spa, heated outdoor pool, fitness center, arcade, Elements Restaurant, Creekside Pub & Grill, Overtime Lounge, event center and Eagle Room for banquets. Over 81,000 square feet of gaming space.

2180 Larkspur Ln. Redding, CA 96002 530-223-0690 www.marriott.com/rddrd e-mail: tps.rddrd.gm@marriott.com

2100 Redding Rancheria Rd. 530-243-3377/800-280-8946 www.winriver.com

Stay unique. Laid-back elegance in a pristine natural setting. 120 rooms & suites, great views,

For information, visit GaiaHotelSpa.com Call 877-778-3977 or 530-365-7077

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World Class Fly Fishing Resort located on the middle Fall River. Guest Ranch with fully equipped houses, game room, boat rentals, guide service and special event services. 27663 Island Rd. Fall River Mills, CA 96028 530-336-5827 www.circle7onthefall.com e-mail: circle7onthefall@gmail.com

The Fly Shop Lodging Bailey Creek Lodge: A four bedroom, full service lodge on the banks of Bailey Creek. Heated pool & Jacuzzi to boot. Clear Creek: A beautiful trout filled stream. Take your pick of one of three housekeeping cabins, each with its own private 2 mile section of stream. Hat Creek Ranch: A cozy housekeeping cabin on the banks of Hat Creek where you can spend the day casting to giant trout in one of three pristine ponds or try your luck on the half mile of Hat Creek. Luk Lake: Guest cabin and 65 acre lake in Corning, a premier wintertime trout fishery and spring/summer bass and sunfish lake. Oasis Springs Lodge: Four miles of wild rainbow trout fishing and a spacious lodge on the remote south fork of Battle Creek. Rock Creek Lake: Guests can stay for the day, or overnight in the two-bedroom cabin just a short cast away from the lake, accommodates up to four. Wilk’s Pond: Our premiere bass lake just minutes from Redding, complete with a cozy cabin on the lake. 4140 Churn Creek Rd. Redding, CA 96002 530-222-3555, 800-669-FISH www.theflyshop.com e-mail: info@theflyshop.com

Sugarloaf Cottages 1, 2 & 3 bedroom cottage resort with pool, gameroom, playground, volleyball, horseshoes and new bocce ball court. Modern cottages with free wifi, central heating & air. Excellent lake access. Open year-round. 19667 Lakeshore Dr. Lakehead, CA 96051 530-238-2448, 800-953-4432 www.shastacabins.com e-mail: harold@shastacabins.com

Tsasdi Resort Known as “the best resort” on Shasta Lake, on 20 forested acres, 20 cabins, incredible 230 foot dock, pool, video arcade, satellite TV and more… Enjoy this family resort all year. Off season, take pleasure in a gas fireplace and embrace the beauty and serenity of this very special location. 19990 Lakeshore Dr. Lakehead, CA 96051 530-238-2575, 800-995-0291 www.tsasdiresort.com e-mail: tsasdi@snowcrest.net


Shaded, grassy, full hook-ups with cable and Wi-Fi. Tenters, fishermen and clubs welcome. Rentals also available. Store, pool, laundry, propane, playground, gameroom/clubroom. 15015 Fawndale Rd. Redding, CA 96003 530-275-0764, 888-838-2159 www.fawndaleoaks.com e-mail: office@fawndaleoaks.com

Holiday Harbor RV Park 27 spaces with full hook-ups/50 amp service in our tree shaded RV Park, closer to the waters of Shasta Lake than any other park. Restrooms with showers and laundry facilities. Convenient private moorage slips. Our hiking trail accesses our store and restaurant for breakfast or an afternoon of ice cream on the deck. Reservations recommended 6 months in advance. Open April – October.

20061 Shasta Caverns Rd. Lakehead, CA 96051 530-238-2383, 800-776-2628 www.lakeshasta.com e-mail: holidayharbor@lakeshasta.com

JGW RV Park Visit one of Redding’s finest RV parks. Fish from the banks of the Sacramento River. Newly upgraded WiFi, exit #673. 6612 Riverland Dr. Redding, CA 96002 530-365-7965, 800-469-5910 www.jgwrvpark.com e-mail: jgwrvpark@charter.net

Mountain Gate RV Park Our park boasts the most pristine, friendly, full service RV Park in the area. Full modern amenities in a relaxed, safe and clean park. Check us out and give us a call! 14161 Holiday Rd. Redding, CA 96003 530-275-4600, 800-404-6040 www.mt-gatervpark.com e-mail: info@mt-gatervpark.com

Mt. Lassen/Shingletown KOA This peaceful campground is your perfect base for exploring the surrounding areas. Or stay at camp and swim, swing or relax among the pines. 7749 KOA Rd. Shingletown, CA 96088 530-474-3133; 800-562-3403 www.koa.com e-mail: koa@mtlassenrvpark.com

Shasta Recreation Co. Family and group use campgrounds. Thirteen lakeside locations around Shasta Lake. Group camps include large BBQ’s, sinks, bear lockers and large fire pits. Boat launch available. Open all year. Yurts now available! Group use sites by reservation only at www.recreation.gov. 14538 Wonderland Blvd. Redding, CA 96003 530-275-8113 www.shastatrinitycamping.com e-mail: shastarec@shastalakecamping.com

Win-River Resort & Casino Large concrete pads, 30/50 Amp service, Sewer, Water, Pet Friendly with fenced pet area, BBQ area, 24-hr. Security and free WiFi. 2100 Redding Rancheria Rd. Redding CA 96001 530-243-3377 800-280-8946 www.winriver.com/resort

FUN FACT: The largest recorded fish caught in Shasta Lake was in 1977, a White Sturgeon weighting 190 lbs.


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Experience The heart of Upstate CA

Covering 20% of the Golden State and roughly the size of Ireland, UpStateCA has to be seen to be believed. High desert, lush river valleys, rolling foothills, and even volcanic wonders are all a short drive from one another in this natural wonderland. The picturesque city of Redding serves as UpStateCA’s hub and is home to the internationally acclaimed Sundial Bridge. This stunning, glass-decked pedestrian bridge links the north and south sides of the Sacramento River and is the centerpiece of art and culture in Redding. Ri With world class shows, museums, and galleries Redding is a hidden gem for arts and culture. The city was recently awarded a California Cultural District designation. Head downtown and catch a show at the historic Cascade Theatre, or have a meal at one of the local restaurants before you head out to Redding’s nearby national or state parks. Whiskeytown National Recreation Area is an outdoor lover’s paradise, boasting waterfalls and mountain trails, and offering sailing, paddling, fishing, and wildlife viewing. Lassen Volcanic National Park is just an hour’s drive east of Redding, with incredible mountain scenery and fascinating geothermal wonders. Hikers enjoy the variety of comfortable trails, and the park offers opportunities for every nature lover, from bird-watching to snowshoeing. Whether you go outdoors for tranquility or excitement, UpStateCA Wh has an expansive, unspoiled stretch of nature just for you.

(530) 225-4100 VisitRedding.com


Mosaic Restaurant

Phil’s Propeller

Located at the Sheraton at the Sundial Bridge, Mosaic is a true California cuisine experience.

An iconic establishment, brought back to life by Julie and Scott of Tsasdi Resort. Local craft beer, inventive and classic cocktails and great food made with the freshest ingredients!

Inspired by the magnificent mosaic tiles under the nearby Sundial Bridge in Redding, our restaurant is as locally focused as it gets! Mosaic features California inspired cuisine with a wine country twist. Pizza’s, shareable appetizers, hearty salads and pasta’s will take main stage. Featuring communal, easy to understand, approachable and lastly fun to eat meals for the whole family. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner - start or end your day in Redding with us.

Marine propeller repairs and sales. Shasta Lake headquarters for fishing tackle. Live bait available. Call us for the latest fishing information.

Basshole Brews

20725 Lakeshore Dr. Lakehead CA 96051 530-962-3050 www.bassholebrews.com

Bridge Bay at Shasta Lake CookHouse Offering fine cuisine in a casual atmosphere. Dozens of delicious menu items from french toast to prime rib. Panoramic views of Shasta Lake from high among the pine trees! Breakfast, lunch or dinner. With plenty of windows and outdoor patio overlooking the lake, our banquet rooms are the perfect setting for business meetings, parties and weddings up to 150 people. Outdoor wedding venue with beautiful views. 10300 Bridge Bay Rd. Redding, CA 96003 530-691-7329, 800-752-9669 www.bridgebayhouseboats.com

Creekside Pub & Grill

(inside Win-River Resort & Casino) Creekside Pub & Grill specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Open 24 hours. 2100 Redding Rancheria Rd. Redding CA 96001 530-243-3377, 800-280-8946 www.winriver.com/delightful-redding-dining

C.R. Gibbs American Grille Award winning restaurant located at Best Western Plus Hilltop Inn…”Where Rumors End and Legends Begin”. Come enjoy casual American Dining focused around a full Exhibition Kitchen where you can see the action taking place. We call it “Eatertainment!” A brick lined oven, full bar & large outdoor dining space complete with heaters and a fire pit make for year-round comfort when enjoying exciting appetizers, salads, burgers, steaks and of course Brick Oven pizzas. Open daily at 11am with private conference rooms available for any occasion. Please contact the Banquet and Catering department at 530-722-2284.

826 Sundial Bridge Drive Redding, CA 96001 530-319-3456 www.mosaicredding.com


California Welcome Center Gift Shop Unique gifts and apparel items. Showcasing local products from olives, soaps, jewelry, books and much more. Bring home a little piece of California. Open seven days a week. 1699 Hwy 273 Anderson, CA 96007 530-365-7500 www.shastacascade.com/california-welcome-center

Hat Creek Grown Offering tours of a sustainable grass fed and finished beef cattle ranch. Offering products for sale through the Stemple Creek Ranch label. Located between Lassen Park and Burney Falls. Experience new and old resource management. By appointment only. 41363 Opdyke Lane Hat Creek, CA 96040 530-335-7016 www.hatcreekgrown.com

3037 Twin View Blvd. Shasta Lake, CA 96019 530-275-4939, 800-462-3917 www.philsprop.com e-mail: info@philsprop.com

Shasta Gateway Center Enjoy Shasta Gateway Center (previously Shasta Outlets), home of Valley 11 Cinemas. Still offering your favorite outlet brands, including Pendleton, Eddie Bauer, Dress Barn, Legg’s and Kitchen Collection. Other favorites include Boot Barn, Famous Footwear and Van’s. Our newest additions are Dollar Tree and Grocery Outlet. Plenty of RV parking! 1699 Highway 273 Anderson, CA 96007 www.shastagateway.com

The Fly Shop The largest fly fishing specialty shop in America, catering exclusively to fly fisherman’s tackle, guide service and travel needs. Open all year. 4140 Churn Creek Rd. Redding, CA 96002 530-222-3555, 800-669-FISH www.theflyshop.com e-mail: info@theflyshop.com

Turtle Bay Museum Store & Coffee Bar The Museum Store offers a wide assortment of products, from locally crafted items, to Park memorabilia, Redding souvenirs, jewelry, books and more. Children’s area features animal puppets and fun educational toys. Our Coffee Bar specializes in grab and go fare, beverages and specialty coffee drinks. Enjoy a coffee and take in captivating views of the Sacramento River and the world famous Sundial Bridge. 844 Sundial Bridge Dr. Redding, CA 96001 530-243-8850, 800-887-8532 www.turtlebay.org e-mail: info@turtlebay.org

2300 Hilltop Dr. Redding, CA 96002 530-221-2335 www.crgibbs.com

Elements Restaurant

(inside Win-River Resort & Casino) No matter what you are craving you are certain to find it in Elements. Come hungry, relax and enjoy the view of beautiful Clear Creek and majestic Mt. Shasta. Check our website for Specials. 2100 Redding Rancheria Rd. Redding CA 96001 530-243-3377, 800-280-8946 www.winriver.com/delightful-redding-dining


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Conveniently located off I-5 North in Redding. Easy access and free overnight stay. Specializing in complete auto, truck, RV repair. Nationwide warranty on all repairs.

Cavern attraction, 2-hour guided tours. 530-238-2341 or 800-795-CAVE

All Wheel Auto, Truck & RV Repair

18730 Old Oasis Rd. Redding, CA 96003 530-241-1010, 800-568-8892 www.allwheelinc.com e-mail: allwheelalignment@msn.com

Lake Shasta Caverns National Natural Landmark, Shasta Lake

Shasta State Historic Park, Old Shasta Brick ruins of the gold-rush city. Courthouse features historical exhibits. 530-243-8194

Coldwell Banker C & C Properties

Sundial Bridge, Redding

Let our Coldwell Banker Relocation Director, who specializes in relocating families, match you with one of our Agents to help you relocate to the beautiful Northstate. Locations to serve you in Shasta, Tehama & Butte Counties.

World-famous pedestrian bridge. 800-887-8532

2120 Churn Creek Rd. Redding, CA 96002 530-221-9687, 530-221-7550 www.northstatehomes.com e-mail: relocation@ccproperties.com

Whiskeytown Falls Trail, Whiskeytown National Recreation Area A 2.7 mile dog-friendly trail that leads to a threetiered waterfall with a total elevation of 220 feet.

Fort Crook Museum, Fall River Mills


Four-building complex tells story of Indians & early settlers. 530-336-5110

Win-River Resort & Casino is a Native American Gaming Resort & Casino which offers the best entertainment, hospitality, latest slots, hottest new table games, live-action poker, high-stake Indian Bingo and some of the most flavorful cuisine in the North State. Over 81,000 square feet of gaming space, 7 table Poker Room, 17 table games, 84 room Hotel, Gift Shop, Spa, Fitness Center, Arcade, Elements Restaurant, Creekside Pub & Grill, Overtime Lounge, Event Center and Eagle Room for Banquets.

Includes spectacular Burney Falls, a campground, picnic sites, trails. 530-335-2777

Win-River Resort & Casino

McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park, Burney

Lassen Volcanic National Park, Mineral Volcanic and thermal-spring attractions, conifer forests and mountain meadows. 530-595-4480

2100 Redding Rancheria Rd., Redding, CA 96001 530-243-3377, 800-280-8946 www.winriver.com


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CITY Redding Redding March Redding April Anderson Redding Shingletown May Shasta Lake Redding Redding Burney Whiskeytown June Anderson Redding July Shasta Lake Redding Anderson Burney Burney August Redding September McArthur Palo Cedro Redding October Lakehead Anderson Redding November Anderson December Redding

EVENT Redding Marathon Redding Cultural Cruise Sundial Film Festival Roses and Rust Spring Festival Kool April Nites Wildflower Trail Ride Boomtown Festival Shasta Mud Run Redding Rodeo Mountain Cruisers Car Show Memorial Sailing Regatta Shasta District Fair Taste of Redding Friday Night in the Park Freedom Festival and Fireworks Anderson Explodes Fireworks Burney Basin Events Burney Fireworks Redding Beer Week Inter-Mountain Fair Honey Bee Festival Redding Beer and Wine Festival Shasta Lake Trout Derby Return of the Salmon Festival Big Bike Weekend Roses and Rust Fall Festival Cascade Christmas

WEBSITE reddingmarathon.org shastaartscouncil.org sundialfilmfestival.com rosesandrustvintagemarket.com koolaprilnites.com wildhorsesanctuary.org shastadamboree.org shastamudrun.com reddingrodeo.com burneychamber.com whiskeytownsailing.org shastadistrictfairandeventscenter.com tasteofredding.org shastalakechamber.org reddingcivic.com shastadistrictfairandeventscenter.com burneychamber.com burneychamber.com reddingbeerweek.com inter-mountainfair.com palocedrohoneybeefestival.com reddingbeerandwinefestival.com shastalaketroutderby.com fws.gov bigbikeweekend.com rosesandrustvintagemarket.com cascadetheatre.org

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An international outdoor destination ringed by the Southern Cascades to the east and the much smaller range of the Trinity Alps to the west, Redding is a hotspot for waterfall chasers. It’s an area with both short and long winding trails to seemingly secret falls and popular cascades you can see right from the road. Each spring and early summer the streams and rivers come alive, churning with snowmelt as it descends from the mountains to lower elevations. With landmarks like Mt. Shasta, Lassen Volcanic National Park, and the many lakes and rivers of this region, it’s a bold statement to say that the waterfalls surrounding the city of Redding are the area’s best asset. But it’s true. Here are some of the best falls in the area and how to find them.

1. Kings Creek Falls Located in Lassen Volcanic National Park, about an hour east of Redding, Kings Creek Falls is one of the parks most popular attractions. While the 2.3-mile round-trip hike to the 46-foot falls is relatively moderate, keep in mind that you are starting out at an elevation of more than 7,000 feet. You’ll start by slowly descending through a wildflower-filled meadow before reaching the thick woods filled with pine and fir. In all, you’ll descend about 500 feet before reaching the overlook. This is one waterfall that may actually be prettier in the summer when there’s a lower volume of water, allowing you to better see the rocky tiers that jet out from behind the falls.

2. Burney Falls Featured on the cover of our visitors guide is the magnificent Burney Falls. Just over an hour and 15 minutes from the heart of Redding, Burney Falls is located within the McArthurBurney Falls Memorial State Park. It’s one of the most impressive falls in the region, topping out at 129 feet. The water flows year-round, as its source is an underground spring. The volume of water tumbling over the fern-laden rock wall is impressive—100 million gallons per day. Upon seeing the falls, Teddy Roosevelt called it the “eighth wonder of the world.” It’s located only a short walk from the trailhead, which is convenient because you could really spend all day here.

3. Hedge Creek Falls Located up a short, 0.7-mile trail with about 200 feet of elevation gain, Hedge Creek Falls offers a chance to get off the beaten path, go for a pretty walk, and see an even lovelier cascade. The falls are about 30 feet high, and where it truly stands out is the path that extends behind the waterfall and under the protruding basalt rock over which the water pours. If you are looking for a quiet place to contemplate nature, you can’t beat Hedge Creek Falls.

4. Lion Slide Falls If playing in the water sounds like fun to you, then Lion Slide Falls is definitely worth a visit. About a 45-minute drive from Redding, the falls may only be about 20 feet high, but it has formed a deep pool at its base, creating


the perfect spot to cool off in the summer. A downed tree splits the falls and serves as a makeshift staircase for those brave enough to climb it. Or you can take a short trail to the top of the falls. It’s an easy walk from the parking area, so even if you’re not jumping in, this is an easy trek for families.

5. McCloud Falls Upper, Middle, and Lower Falls - Featuring a series of three falls visible from the road, the McCloud River is located about an hour and a half from downtown Redding. The Lower Falls spill into a very popular swimming hole with a cliff jumping platform, so it’s common to see adrenaline junkies and their fans gathering here in warmer months. The Upper and Middle Falls, on the other hand, are most commonly and safely observed from lookouts above, but both feature lovely pools below the falls. A 5-minute walk will take you to both the Upper and Middle lookouts, or you can hop on an easy 4-mile trail that winds along the river to take you to all three.



6. Burstarse Falls If you are looking for more of a hike and crave the solitude of the surrounding woods, Burstarse Falls is where you should go. Located in the Castle Crags Wilderness, it’s about a quartermile off the Pacific Crest Trail. Many hikers stop at the lower falls by mistake, thinking they have reached the main event. But Burstarse Falls proper is a 50-foot waterfall with a few smaller cascades scattered below. The trail to reach it will get the blood moving–it’s five miles round trip along the PCT and features about 1,000 feet of elevation gain. Photo provided by Michele James.

7. Root Creek Falls Another waterfall in the Castle Crags area, Root Creek Falls also features a five-mile hike with about 700 feet of elevation gain. The trail is moderate, climbing gradually through dense forest before meeting up with Root Creek and running parallel to the water’s edge up to the base of the falls. Watch your footing when you arrive at the fall’s vista point–it can be quite precarious. But the view of the cataract tumbling down below the iconic Castle Dome is well worth the effort.



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nforgettable Siskiyou County is uniquely touched by all four seasons and defined by its lush forests, a landscape of ancient volcanic drama, green pastoral lands, and a rich history that give modern-day explorers a true sense of adventure. It is home to the natural wonders of Mt. Shasta, Castle Crags, Lava Beds National Monument and multiple wilderness areas that include sixty-plus miles of the Pacific Crest Trail.

It’s also home to the headwaters of the Sacramento River and the mighty Klamath River, where numerous tributaries provide some of the most exciting rafting, canoeing, kayaking, and fishing in California. Anglers come for the world-class trout fishing along the McCloud and Upper Sacramento Rivers, and waterfall enthusiasts flock to the dramatic and easily accessible cascades of McCloud Falls and Hedge Creek Falls, among others. For the train enthusiast, Dunsmuir offers a self-guided railroad photography tour, while the Railroad Park Resort offers a unique experience to sleep in a caboose and dine on a train. Step back in time in nearby McCloud, a historic lumber town on the National Registry where you can dine in style, or treat your sweet tooth at the turn-of-the-century Sugar Pine Candy Store in the McCloud River Mercantile. Cyclers and mountain bikers love Siskiyou for its lack of crowds and opportunities for all skill levels. In the summer, the Mt. Shasta Ski Park becomes a mountain biking paradise complete with electric bikes and vertical lifts. Nearby, the scenic, multi-use, 80-mile Great Shasta Rail Trail gets closer to completion every day, with three sections of the trail totaling 40 miles now open for non-motorized multi-use, including hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, snowshoeing, and cross- country skiing. In the far west corner of Siskiyou, Happy Camp also boasts several miles of multi-use trails that follow old Forest Service trails, as well as some of the most pristine swimming holes in Northern California. It’s also Bigfoot Country, with epic fishing and white water rafting on the Klamath. No matter where you are in Siskiyou, Mt. Shasta tends to dominate the landscape. This prominent landmark of the Shasta Cascade region is known as one of the sacred mountains of the world. Visitors who come to experience its wonder will find exceptional access to the mountain year round via the Everitt Memorial Highway. The city of Mt. Shasta offers an array of charming shops, spiritual centers and equipment outfitters.

Lava Beds National Monument Photo: Courtesy Discover Siskiyou SISKIYOU COUNTY

In the winter, the Mt. Shasta Ski Park offers 425 acres of outstanding downhill skiing and

boarding, as well as tubing and cross-country skiing, while in the summer it becomes a haven for mountain biking. Outside of the ski park, Mt. Shasta’s glaciers beckon backcountry skiers and mountain climbers from all over the world. The summer climbing season runs from April until October. Guide services are available. North of Mt. Shasta in Weed is the stunning Living Memorial Sculpture Garden – a must-see sculpture park and war memorial and a perfect place for quiet reflection. A little further north, the town of Yreka was born out of one of the largest gold strikes in California history and is still shaped by this discovery. Remarkably, more than 70 pre-1900 homes still line the streets, and Historic Miner Street is listed on the National Registry with quaint shops, restaurants and interpretive signs along the way. East of Yreka in the beautiful Shasta Valley sits Montague, a historic town that hosts one of the region’s biggest events—the Montague Balloon Fair. For bird watchers farther east, Tule Lake National Refuge and Lower Klamath Basin near Dorris and Tulelake boast nearly 500 species for viewing and one of the largest concentrations of bald eagles in the United States. Also traversing the east side of Siskiyou is the spectacular Volcanic Legacy All-American Road that takes motorists through the Lava Beds National Monument, where lava flows from the Medicine Lake Volcano formed more than 700 caves, over 20 of them visitable. It also nears Petroglyph Point – the largest panel of Native American art in the US that reveals evidence of Modoc ancestry dating back at least 6000 years. Here you will also find Captain Jack’s Stronghold, where sixty Modoc warriors held off nearly 1000 troops for five months. To immerse yourself in the history narrated by a descendent of the Modoc War, visitors are encouraged to download the awardwinning driving audio tour The Modoc War: A Homeland Lost on VoiceMapTM mobile app (compatible with both Android and iOS) and follow the step by step directions in the app on a tour through much of the Lava Beds National Monument.

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Scott Valley is another of northern California’s rich ranching areas, nestled in the mountains southwest of Yreka and dotted with quaint communities dating back to the Gold Rush Era. Visitors today will find interesting shops, access to the Pacific Crest Trail and an underground foodie destination that includes artisan bakeries, two breweries and the Denny Bar Company – the first restaurantdistillery in northern California housed in a historic building that offers tours and tastings. For further information contact ShastaCascade Wonderland Association at 800-474-2782 or www.shastacascade.com.


Heritage Junction Museum A look back to McCloud’s timber harvesting, sawmill heritage and railroad beginnings. The museum houses more than 100 years of historical artifacts, photographs and exhibits. Open May – September. Call for seasonal hours. 320 Main St., McCloud, CA 96057; 530-964-2604

Mt. Shasta-Sisson Museum & Trout Hatchery


Escape and relax at this pet-friendly Mt. Shasta hotel offering spacious rooms, indoor pool and spa, fitness center, and high-speed internet. On site restaurant and lounge. Mountain View rooms available.

Housed in a 1906 building on the grounds of the oldest trout hatchery west of the Mississippi. Permanent and changing child-friendly exhibits display the history and culture of the Mount Shasta area. Open April-Nov. Hatchery open year-round.

111 Morgan Way Mt. Shasta, CA 96067 530-926-3101 www.bestwestern.com/treehouse info@bestwesternplustreehouse.com

1 North Old Stage Rd., Mt. Shasta, CA 96067 530-926-5508

Beautiful resort on Sacramento River. 24 cabins, 10 alpine rooms, 4 RV spaces, 16 vacation rentals, pool, jacuzzi, playground, tennis & more. Open all year.

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Dunsmuir Botanical Gardens

People’s Center Museum

Enjoy woodland plants, bold uses of annual color, a crevice rock garden and native plant areas in their natural setting nestled along the Sacramento River. Our annual fundraiser includes a unique music event and great food. See “Events Calendar” or web site for details.

A modern 5,000 square foot facility that includes an exhibition gallery, gift shop, a basket-weaving class-room, a library and the Karuk Language Program Office. Open year-round, Mon-Sat. 9:30-5pm.

4727 Dunsmuir Ave. Dunsmuir, CA 96025 530-235-2721, 888-235-2721 www.cavesprings.com e-mail: reservations@cavesprings.com

64236 Second Ave., Happy Camp, CA 96039 530-493-1600

Cold Creek Inn gets its name from the creek that runs off the Sacramento River and whose headwaters are located a short walk north in the City Park. It is locally owned and operated, and wishes to provide its guests with an affordable, comfortable and restful stay during their visit.

Dunsmuir City Park, 4821 Dunsmuir Ave., Dunsmuir, CA 96025; 530-235-4740 www.dunsmuirbotanicalgardens.org email: info@dunsmuirbotanicalgardens.org

Tule Lake Segregation CenterWWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument The largest of ten War Relocation Centers, it held 18,789 of the 110,000 men, women and children of Japanese ancestry forcibly moved from their homes in 1942. CA Hwy 139, Newell, CA 96134 530-260-0537 www.nps.gov/tule/index.htm


Siskiyou County Museum & Discovery Center A historical interpretive center that includes exhibits, programs and a research library, as well as an outdoor museum. Open year-round Tues. Sat., 9:00am to 3:00pm.

Dunsmuir Lodge

Weed Historic Lumber Town Museum

Quiet location with large outdoor areas to enjoy. BBQ pits, close to skiing, lakes, mountain biking, and rivers. Electric charging station. Pet friendly.

Exhibits in the old courthouse feature the timber industry and life in early Weed and the life of Charlie Byrd, the first elected African American county sheriff in California. Open Memorial Day – September 10am-5pm, or by appt. 303 Gilman Ave., Weed, CA 96094; 530-938-0550

Located in the former S.P.R.R. train and crew dispatchers’ office, the museum features railroad photographs and artifacts, including a model of the Dunsmuir Roundhouse. Open AprilOctober, every 1st and 3rd Saturday 10am-2pm.


Fort Jones Museum This “biggest little museum” features thousands of unique artifacts of the area, including a Shasta Rain Rock and one of the finest basket collections in Northern California. Open Memorial Day – Labor Day or by appt. 11913 Main St., Fort Jones, CA 96032; 530-468-5568


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724 N. Mt. Shasta Blvd. Mt. Shasta, CA 96067 530-926-9851, 800-292-9421 www.coldcreekinn.com e-mail: ccimotel@gmail.com

910 S. Main St., Yreka, CA 96097; 530-842-3836

Dunsmuir Railroad Depot Museum

5750 Sacramento Ave., Dunsmuir CA 96025 530-235-0839 www.dunsmuirdepot.com

Cold Creek Inn & Suites

McCloud River Mercantile

Spacious, beautifully appointed accommodations that reflect McCloud’s history from the 1890’s to the 1940’s. We offer a unique place that includes dining, hotel, and shopping in a nationally registered historic Mercantile. Suites, mountain view and whirlpool tubs are also an option. Breakfast included. Gorgeous Retreat, Banquet and Wedding facilities available. 230 Main St. McCloud, CA 96057 530-964-2602 www.mccloudmercantile.com e-mail: info@mccloudmercantile.com

6604 Dunsmuir Ave Dunsmuir, CA 96025 530-235-2884 www.dunsmuirlodge.com e-mail: dunsmuirlodge@mindspring.com

Holiday Inn Express Our spacious meeting/banquet hall can accommodate up to 98 people. Projector, screen, audio/visual equipment, Wi-Fi & catering services are available. 707 Montague Road Yreka, CA 96097 530-842-1600 www.holidayinnexpress.com e-mail: hiexpressyreka@gmail.com

McCloud River Mercantile Hotel Spacious, beautifully appointed accommodations that reflect McCloud’s history from the 1890’s to the 1940’s. We offer a unique place that includes dining, hotel, and shopping in a nationally registered historic Mercantile. Suites, mountain view and whirlpool tubs are also an option. Breakfast included. Gorgeous Retreat, Banquet and Wedding facilities available. 241 Main St. McCloud, CA 96057 530-964-2602 www.mccloudmercantile.com e-mail: info@mccloudmercantile.com


Mount Shasta Resort Luxurious chalets and woodland rooms located in the pines. Enjoy incredible views from our restaurant, lounge and banquet rooms. Play our 18-hole resort golf course or tennis courts. Open all year. Meeting and wedding facilities available. 1000 Siskiyou Lake Blvd. Mt. Shasta, CA 96067 530-926-3030, 800-958-3363 www.mountshastaresort.com e-mail: info@mountshastaresort.com

Railroad Park Resort Sleep in a Caboose, eat on a train, RV park, campground at the base of Castle Crags. Our dining cars and bar are open seven days a week for breakfast and dinner. Experience our historic railroad equipment and memorabilia. Open all year. Just off I-5 at exit 728. 100 Railroad Park Rd. Dunsmuir, CA 96025 530-235-4440 www.rrpark.com e-mail: railroadparkreservations@ gmail.com


Chateau Shasta offers a grassy park-like setting for your mobile home or RV. The rural,


natural setting will appeal to all! Close to golf, swimming, fishing and skiing. 704 S. Old Stage Rd. Mount Shasta, CA 96067 530-926-3279 e-mail: chateaushastarvmh@gmail.com

Mountain Village RV Park RV Park surrounded by a scenic view of mountains. Pull-through sites, full hook-ups, satellite TV, park model rental available. Fishing and hunting. Free Wi-Fi. Open year-round. 30 Commercial Way Etna, CA 96027 530-467-5678, 877-386-2787 www.etnarvp.com e-mail: etnarvp@sisqtel.net

Mt. Shasta KOA Picturesque campground against majestic Mt. Shasta. Complete RV pull through sites with full hook ups, tent sites and cabins available. Swimming pool, horseshoe pits and lounge. 900 N. Mt. Shasta Blvd. Mt. Shasta, CA 96067 530-926-4029, 800-562-3617 www.koa.com e-mail: mtshastakoa@gmail.com

Railroad Park Resort RV & tent camping at the base of Castle Crags, under the pines and along Little Castle Creek. 45 sites and 20 FHU sites. Our dining cars and bar are open seven days a week for breakfast and dinner. We are open all year. Just off I-5 at exit 728.

100 Railroad Park Rd. Dunsmuir, CA 96025 530-235-4440 www.rrpark.com e-mail: railroadparkreservations@gmail.com

Reynolds Resorts-Lake Siskiyou Camp Resort 300 tent and RV sites on 250 acre of pines. Lake-side cabins, store, 600� beach, marina and restaurant. Great trout and bass fishing. Rent powered boats, kayaks, SUPs, etc. 4239 W. A. Barr Road Mt. Shasta, CA 96067 530-926-2610; 888-926-2618 www.reynoldsresorts.com e-mail: lakesiskiyou@reynoldsresorts.com


Antelope Creek Lodge: Northern California’s premier fly fishing lodge hosts up to eight anglers with superb meals and lodging. Enjoy private access to two miles of Antelope Creek and two trophy trout lakes. Gold River Lodge: A full service fly fishing lodge situated on the estuary of the Klamath River with access to all the legendary Northern California coastal steelhead rivers. 4140 Churn Creek Rd. Redding, CA 96002 530-222-3555, 800-669-3474 www.theflyshop.com e-mail: info@theflyshop.com

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Marble Mountain Guest Ranch Marble Mountain Ranch is a family owned and operated guest ranch featuring: horseback trail rides, arena riding & lessons, whitewater rafting, steelhead and salmon fly fishing, sporting clays, and conference facilities. Daily rate includes private cottage lodging, all meals, and your choice of all activities. See our high reviews on TripAdvisor. 92520 Hwy 96 Somes Bar, CA 95568 530-469-3322 www.marblemountainranch.com e-mail: guestranch@ marblemountainranch.com



Dunsmuir’s oldest fly shop, serving fly fishermen for five decades. A minute from the Upper Sac. Very close to I-5. Guide services available.

Great fishing, camping, boating & swimming. 530-926-2610

Ted Fay Fly Shop

5732 Dunsmuir Ave. Dunsmuir, CA 96025 530-235-2969 www.tedfay.com

McCloud River Mercantile Co.

Best Western PLUS Tree House Restaurant

Enjoy shopping in an historic restored Mercantile with numerous merchants offering a variety of goods. From an apothecary candy store, handmade jewelry, apparel, vintage goods including American made products. Café, hotel and banquet facilities also available.

Casual dining environment with an unparalleled view of Mt. Shasta. Serving assorted appetizers, steak, seafood, and pasta. Open for Breakfast and Dinner daily. Banquet facilities available.

230 Main St. McCloud, CA 96057 530-964-2602 www.mccloudmercantile.com e-mail: info@mccloudmercantile.com


111 Morgan Way Mount Shasta, CA 96067 530-926-3101 www.treehouserestaurantmtshasta.com info@treehouseshasta.com

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Lava Beds National Monument, Tulelake Explore lava tube caves, learn about the Modocs and the Modoc war, take a hike on over a dozen trails. Camp out and enjoy the night sky. 530-667-8113

McCloud Falls, McCloud The upper McCloud River boasts three spectacular waterfalls. 530-964-2184

Great Shasta Rail Trail, McCloud The former railway that linked the mountain towns of McCloud and Burney, now a scenic trail traversing forests, meadows, creeks and lakes, with magnificent views of Mt. Shasta. www.greatshastarailtrail.org

Cooper’s Bar & Grill

(inside Best Western PLUS Tree House) For a refreshing drink come join us. We serve Lunch, Dinner and Weekend Brunch. Happy hour from 3-6 pm. We offer an extensive selection of wine, liquor, rotating selection of craft brews and specialty cocktails. Live entertainment every Friday night. 111 Morgan Way Mount Shasta, CA 96067 530-926-3101 www.coopersbargrill.com info@treehouseshasta.com

Highland House

(at Mount Shasta Resort) Enjoy exquisite dishes while feasting your eyes on breathtaking views of Mt. Shasta and the surrounding landscaped greens. Private event rooms and banquet services available. 1000 Siskiyou Lake Blvd. Mount Shasta, CA 96067 530-926-3030 www.mountshastaresort.com

McCloud River Mercantile Co. Enjoy espresso drinks, ice cream, baked goods, breakfast, lunch and a beautiful view. Choose from The White Mountain Café and/or Kyode Café, both are located in the historic Mercantile. Catering & full banquet facilities available. 230 Main St. McCloud, CA 96057 530-964-2602 www.mccloudmercantile.com e-mail: info@mccloudmercantile.com

Railroad Park Resort The Dining Cars at Railroad Park Resort, consisting of eight historic railcars, are open seven days a week for breakfast and dinner. Enjoy your favorite drink in our full bar. Our Summertime patio seating has spectacular views of Castle Crags. Open all year. Just off I-5 at exit 728. 100 Railroad Park Rd. Dunsmuir, CA 96025 530-235-4440 www.rrpark.com e-mail: railroadparkreservations@gmail.com


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CITY Dorris Mt. Shasta Ski Park March Yreka May McCloud Yreka Etna Mount Shasta Tulelake & Dorris May-Oct Yreka June McCloud Ft. Jones/ Etna Yreka Yreka Dunsmuir June-August Mt. Shasta Ski Park July Dunsmuir McCloud Weed Etna August McCloud Weed Yreka September Happy Camp Montague Tulelake Yreka/Countywide McCloud Ft. Jones October McCloud Dunsmuir December Weed McCloud

EVENT Annual Crab Feed Big Air Competition Siskiyou Sportsmen’s Expo McCloud Mushroom Festival Siskiyou Scenic Century Ride Annual Scott Valley Pleasure Park Rodeo Siskiyou Science Festival The Art of Survival Century & Gravel Grinder Yreka Art Hops Annual Flea Market Scott Valley Yard Sale Gold Rush Days Humbug Hurry-Up Mountain Bike Race Castle Crags Century Mt. Shasta Ski Park Enduro Series Mt. Bike Races Dunsmuir Railroad Days 71st Lumberjack Fiesta Annual Carnevale at Bel Air Park Old Time Rodeo Motor the Mountain Car Show Main Street Car & Bike Show Siskiyou Golden Fair Bigfoot Jamboree Montague Balloon Fair Tulelake-Butte Valley Fair X Days: Ten Days of Art and Culture Mountain BlueGrass Jefferson State Flixx Fest Apple Harvest Festival & Heritage Quilt Show Autumn Artwalk and Taste of Dunsmuir Old Fashioned Christmas Victorian Christmas

WEBSITE ruralklamathconnects.org skipark.com sisqfair.com mccloudchamber.com` yrekarotary.com etnarodeo.com mtshastamuseum.com survivalcentury.com facebook.com/YrekaArtHops mccloudchamber.com` scottvalley.org yrekachamber.com jeffersonmountainbike.com castlecragscentury.com skipark.com www.dunsmuir.com mccloudchamber.com` weedchamber.com etnarodeo.com mccloudchamber.com` weedchamber.com sisqfair.com bigfootjamboree.org facebook.com/MontagueBalloonFair tbvfair.com www.facebook.com/XdaysSiskiyou mccloudchamber.com` flixxfest.org mccloudchamber.com` dunsmuir.com weedchamber.com mccloudchamber.com`

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Escape to the crisp mountain air... and play 18 of the most scenic holes in California. Mt. Shasta Resort Photo: Kevin Lahey


1000 Siskiyou Lake Blvd, Mt Shasta, CA 96067 800-958-3363 www.MountShastaResort.com

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t the northern end of the great Sacramento Valley and just 90 minutes north of Sacramento lies a land of beautiful contrasts: Tehama County. The strong western heritage will capture your heart and awaken your spirit. In fact, some of the best western events in California occur in Red Bluff, including the Red Bluff Round-Up Rodeo, and the Annual Bull and Gelding Sale, the largest in the nation. These and other similar events attract people from all over, though the western lifestyle is not the only intriguing aspect of Red Bluff’s past and present: it was the home of the first and only president of the California Republic, William B. Ide. His original adobe home has been fully restored and is now part of The William B. Ide Adobe State Historic Park. One of the area’s most dominant natural features, the Sacramento River, provides an endless variety of outdoor recreation and is one of the largest salmon spawning rivers in the world. Its various tributaries offer hundreds of miles of the best-inthe-west trout, steelhead, and salmon fishing. From fishing to jet boat excursions to casual floats on hot summer days, the Sacramento River is the perfect destination for boating enthusiasts. Red Bluff, combining elements of the Victorian era and western heritage, provides numerous hotels, motels, and restaurants to cater to the traveler or vacationer. The old Victorian west lives on in Red Bluff, with Victorian homes built from the 1860s to the early 1900s. Walk into a vanishing America at the KellyGriggs House Museum, and view elegant, renovated rooms where Victorian-garbed mannequins “live” among authentic antique furnishings. The rich heritage of the area makes it one of Northern California’s most prominent destinations for antiques and collectibles. Red Bluff is also considered a gateway to the famous Lassen Volcanic National Park, home of one of the few active volcanoes on the United States mainland. Established as a national park on August 9, 1916, it encompasses 160 miles of spectacular volcanic exhibits, geothermal features, and the impressive Lassen Peak.

agricultural center back in the 1860s. It’s acknowledged as the center of Northern California’s internationally renowned olive industry. The Olive Pit is conveniently located off Interstate 5 and offers a vast selection of locally grown olives, olive oils, nuts and more with tastings available. Other towns in the Sacramento River Valley include Los Molinos, Gerber, Tehama, Vina, Paskenta, and Flournoy. These small communities provide important local services to the agriculture of the fertile Sacramento River Valley. Manton, nestled in the foothills of Lassen Peak, offers excellent hiking, fishing and breathtaking views of Lassen Peak. The nutrient-rich volcanic soil, warm days, and cool nights not only produce first rate apples – plan your visit around the Manton Apple Festival – but also create exceptional conditions for grape growing. Tehama County is rapidly becoming Northern California’s favorite wine destination, with wineries nestled in picturesque settings. Discover the intriguing Abbey of New Clairvaux, once home to the largest wine operation in the world during the late 1800s. Today, the property is a working Cistercian or “Trappist” monastery, founded in Vina in 1955. Father Paul Mark Schwan, Abbot of the monastery, and Aimée Sunseri, fifth generation California winemaker, have combined their vision and passion for wine and history to create a unique and memorable wine experience. Come discover Tehama County’s old fashioned hospitality, numerous lakes, streams, and outstanding flavors and recreational opportunities. For further information contact ShastaCascade Wonderland Association at 800-474-2782 or www.shastacascade.com.

The town of Corning, just south on Interstate 5, was founded as an Photo Credit: Courtesy Red Bluff Rodeo


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Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center Located near the southwest entrance of Lassen Volcanic National Park. This accessible center features exhibits, an amphitheater, auditorium, cafe and gift shop, educational bookstore, dining area, and summer patio. Rangers offer summer programs. 21820 Lassen Peak Hwy, Mineral, CA 96063 530-595-4480 Operating Hours: 9 am to 5 pm Seasons: April 1 to October 31 - Open daily November 1 to March 31 - Open Wednesday through Sunday

Sacramento River Discovery Center Visitor’s Center featuring watershed exhibits, California native plant garden, and activities for all ages (Tuesday-Saturday, 11am- 4pm). MayWatershed Celebration and Nov-Fall Fest Plant Sale. Summer Camps June-July. 1000 Sale Ln., Red Bluff, CA 96080 530-527-1196 www.sacramentoriverdiscoverycenter.com e-mail: bhughessrdc@gmail.com

MUSEUMS Corning Museum

The museum preserves and exhibits artifacts that represent the cultural heritage of Corning and Tehama County. Many displays include articles of period clothing, tools, pictures and other items dating back to the early days of Corning.

Gaumer’s Jewelry & Museum Beautiful jewelry and gift items. Known for fine quality and workmanship, excellent service, and very reasonable prices. Fascinating mineral and mining museum on premises (free admission). 78 Belle Mill Rd., Red Bluff, CA 96080 530-527-6166 www.gaumers.com e-mail: gaumer5950@sbcglobal.net

Kelly Griggs House Museum The classical two-story Victorian home was built in the 1880s. Victorian garbed mannequins grace the authentic antique furnishings of the period. Also on display are Indian artifacts and photographs of Tehama County’s past. Open Thurs. and Sun. 1pm – 3 pm. 311 Washington St., Red Bluff, CA 96080 530-527-1129

Red Bluff Round-Up Museum Featuring photographs from 1918, saddles, chaps, bronze statues and more, each representing the cowboy heritage of Red Bluff and Tehama County. Open Mon. – Fri. 9 am – 4:00 pm. 670 Antelope Blvd. Suite 2, Red Bluff, CA 96080 530-528-1477 www.redbluffroundup.com

Tehama County Museum The museum preserves and exhibits artifacts that represent the cultural heritage of Tehama County. Exhibits include early agriculture, Native American Indians - Yana and Nomlaki, and early transportation. Open Sat. – Sun. 1pm – 4 pm. 275 C St., Tehama, CA 96090 530-384-2595

1110 Solano St., Corning, CA 96021 530-824-5550

Visitors Center Lassen Volcanic National Park Photo: Chris Flentye


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Rolling Hills Casino Gaming, Dining, Golf, Hunting, Fishing and exceptional accommodations for the traveler is just the start of why “It’s Better to Play” at Rolling Hills Casino. 2655 Everett Freeman Way, Corning, CA 96021 530-528-3500, 888-331-6400 www.rollinghillscasino.com e-mail: info@rollinghillscasino.com

BED & BREAKFAST INNS St. Bernard Lodge, Mill Creek


HOTELS/MOTELS/ RESORTS Highlands Ranch Resort

Picturesque lodging and dining at the southern gateway to Lassen Park. Meadow’s edge. Beautifully decorated private cottages. Full restaurant and bar. Banquets and events. Come experience paradise! 41515 Hwy 36E Mill Creek, CA 96061 530-595-3388 www.highlandsranchresort.com e-mail: info@highlandsranchresort.com

Lodging at Rolling Hills Casino The Lodge at Rolling Hills & The Inn at Rolling Hills: Choose between two hotels at Rolling Hills Casino! Both hotels offer clean, safe

and comfortable accommodations, complete with a complimentary breakfast buffet and all the fun that Rolling Hills offers. “It’s Better to Play!” 2655 Everett Freeman Way Corning, CA 96021 800-522-1555, 530-824-3220 www.rollinghillscasino.com/hotels e-mail: info@rollinghillscasino.com

The Village at Childs Meadow Nineteen quaint and newly renovated innstyle rooms with breathtaking views of Childs Meadow. Across the highway from Highlands Ranch Resort and just 10 minutes from Lassen Volcanic National Park. 41500 Hwy 36E Mill Creek, CA 96061 530-595-3388 www.thevillageatchildsmeadow.com e-mail: info@thevillageatchildsmeadow.com

Hampton Inn & Suites, Red Bluff


Holiday Inn Express, Corning


Best Western PLUS, Corning


Holiday Inn Express, Red Bluff


Mill Creek Resort, Mill Creek


Best Western Antelope Inn


Economy Inn, Corning



A hidden gem, a short drive just off I-5 with a refreshing pool and inviting patio area. Sparkling clean restrooms/showers/laundry. 70

ft. pull-throughs & 50 ft. back-ins, 30/50 amp at each site, Wi-Fi and cable available, lawn/picnic tables. Large Clubhouse and Clubroom for groups of 10 to 60. Walk to Starbucks, Safeway, restaurants, The Olive Pit and more! 975 Highway 99 West Corning, CA 96021 530-824-6130 www.heritagervcorning.com e-mail: info@heritagervcorning.com

The RV Park at Rolling Hills You’ll feel right at home with full electrical, water, and sewage hookups in a park-like setting at our 72-space RV park conveniently located just off Interstate 5 (I-5). All spaces are pull-throughs. Wi-Fi access is available in all of the spaces. The RV Park at Rolling Hills is within an easy walk of the Casino and golf course. Private showers, laundry facilities, and pet day care are also nearby at the Traveler’s Center. The site is safe and secure with 24-hour patrol. 2655 Everett Freeman Way Corning, CA 96021 530-528-3586 www.rollinghillscasino.com/hotels/rv-park

The Village at Childs Meadow RV Park Surrounded by panoramic vistas of Childs Meadow and Lassen Volcanic National Park’s snow-capped peaks, our 17 back-in and 5 pull-through sites offer full hookups with water, sewer, firepits and picnic tables. 41500 Hwy 36E Mill Creek, CA 96061 530-595-3388 www.thevillageatchildsmeadow.com e-mail: info@thevillageatchildsmeadow.com

HIDDEN TREASURES Gaumer’s Mineral & Mining Museum, Red Bluff

Showcasing beautiful and rare gem and mineral specimens from around the world, stone carvings, fossils, Native American artifacts, a fluorescent mineral display, and a detailed replica of an old mine tunnel. 530-527-6166

Abbey of New Clairvaux, Vina A rural Trappist monastery and winery with tasting room open to the public. Site of the “Sacred Stones”, 800-year old limestone blocks relocated from a Cisterian monastery in Spain, now being reassembled at the Abbey. 530-839-2161

William B. Ide Adobe State Historic Park, Red Bluff Featuring a one-room adobe house, woodshop and blacksmith in a 5-acre park overlooking the beautiful Sacramento River. 530-529-8599

Lassen Volcanic National Park The park encompasses 160 miles of spectacular volcanic exhibits & impressive Lassen Peak. Highlands Ranch Resort



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Welcome to Highlands Ranch, a luxury resort at the gateway to Lassen Volcanic National Park.

Stop in for a delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner at our restaurant and bar. Stay in one of our beautifully appointed private cottages and suites. Explore the many outdoor adventures in the park and surrounding mountains. Or simply relax on the deck and enjoy the spectacular views of Childs Meadow and Lassen Park. It’s the perfect mountain getaway!


Highlands Ranch Restaurant Experience a taste of the unexpected, engage the senses and satisfy culinary curiosity. Located on Highway 36E and situated in the Lassen National Forest just minutes from the southern entrance into Lassen Park. Elevated, refined and inspired by fresh ingredients, seasonal catch-of-the-day flown in fresh, and beef aged to perfection. Chef Joe Symmes brings dishes to life with delightful twists and bursts of flavor amid a unique mountain setting for a distinctively different take on creative American Cuisine. Open daily late May - Oct.; Call for seasonal hours Nov - mid May. Dinner reservations recommended. 41515 Hwy 36 East Mill Creek, CA 96061 530-595-3388 www.highlandsranchresort.com e-mail: info@highlandsranchresort.com

Olive Pit Café features burgers, deli sandwiches, our customer favorite Muffaletta sandwich, milkshakes, ice cream, frosties & espresso. We have an incredible selection of olives, olive oil, nuts, dried fruit, tapenades, wine, craft beer and more and offer tastings. Plenty of RV Parking. Free WiFi. I-5 Corning Rd. Exit #631 2156 Solano St. Corning, CA 96021 530-824-4667, 800-654-8374 www.olivepit.com

e-mail: orders@olivepit.com

Timbers Steakhouse (at Rolling Hills Casino)

restaurant bar lodging 530-595-3388 • highlandsranchresort.com 41515 Hwy 36 East • Mill Creek, CA 96061

Enjoy the great outdoors in style! RV park with 22 spaces • Tent camp sites Horse camping with boarding Mountain bike, cross country ski and snowshoe rentals Across the highway from Highlands Ranch Resort

530-595-3383 • thevillageatchildsmeadow.com


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Tucked away from the hustle of the gaming floor, Timbers Steakhouse provides an intimate and comfortable ambiance for a special dinner no matter what the occasion. Proudly serving the finest quality meats and seafood, an extensive list of fine wines, and a full bar of premium spirits. Our highly trained chefs and customer oriented wait staff are among the best in Northern California. Open from 5pm to 10pm Wednesday through Sunday. Enjoy music for fine dining on Thursday nights from 6 pm to 9pm. 2655 Everett Freeman Way Corning, CA 96021 530-528-3506 www.rollinghillscasino.com/restaurants/timberssteakhouse/


Gaumer’s Jewelry & Museum Beautiful jewelry and gift items. Known for fine quality and workmanship, excellent service, and very reasonable prices. Fascinating mineral and mining museum on premises. Free admission. 78 Belle Mill Rd. Red Bluff, CA 96080 530-527-6166 www.gaumers.com e-mail: gaumer5950@sbcglobal.net


Olive Pit

Red Bluff Gold Exchange

TASTING: Olives, Olive Oil, Balsamic Vinegar, Nuts, Dried Fruit, Wine, Craft Beer and much more. Great gift items including baskets and boxes. CAFÉ features Burgers, Deli Sandwiches, Spectacular Milkshakes, Ice Cream, and Espresso. Plenty of RV Parking. Free WiFi. For free shipping specials, see our website.

A fun place to shop for the whole family with six stores in one! A full-service music store, game shop for all systems, new and estate jewelry, a spiritual boutique to refresh your spirit, and a women-owned pawnshop. We buy gold, silver, coin and bullion, will match competitors’ prices.

I-5 Corning Rd. Exit #631 2156 Solano St. Corning, CA 96021 530-824-4667, 800-654-8374 www.olivepit.com e-mail: orders@olivepit.com

Welcome to Red Bluff and tehama county We’re open for business! Visit Mt. LassenVolcanic National Park, Farmers’ Markets, Historic Downtown, Wineries, Olives,Victorian Homes and the Sacramento River.

413 Walnut St. Red Bluff, CA 96080 530-528-8000; 800-472-1199 www.redbluffgoldexchange.com e-mail: rbgejewelry@hotmail.com

Red Bluff - Tehama County Chamber of Commerce 100 Main St., Red Bluff, CA 96080

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EVENTS MONTH January March April

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EVENT Bull & Gelding Sale Wine, Food, and Art Spring Fest Plant Sale 98th Red Bluff Round Up Civil War Reenactors-Dog Island Civil War Days Annual CVHA Car Show in the Park 99th Annual Tehama County Fair Ribs & Rods July 4th Community Fireworks Brew Battle 10th Annual Beef ‘n Brew 22nd Annual West Coast Monster Truck Nationals Corning Olive Festival & Car Show Manton Apple Festival Western Open Fiddle Championships Historic Downtown Red Bluff Lighted Christmas Parade New Years Eve Rodeo & Dance Hometown Christmas

www.redbluffchamber.com www.facebook.com/redbluffchamber/ Instagram @rbchamber info@redbluffchamber.com


WEBSITE redbluffbullsale.com corningrotary.com sacramentoriverdiscoverycenter.com redbluffroundup.com racw.org motortopia.com/events/carevent tehamadistrictfair.com rollinghillscasino.com/event.ribs-rods redbluffchamber.com facebook.com/rbbrewbattle redbluffbeefnbrew.com rbmonsters.com corningcachamber.org mantonapple.com westernopenfiddle.com

PHONE 530.527.2045 530.528.3500 530.527.1196 530.527.8700 530.243.2902 530.527.5920 530.528.3500 530.527.6220 530.527.6220 530.527.6220 530.527.6220 530.824.5550 530.474.1224 530.527.6127

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old lured the first settlers to Trinity County, even before the Gold Rush of 1848! Pirate Bill English and his rogue crew discovered gold on the Trinity River near Big Bar, and left with their purses full. The rediscovery of gold in Trinity River, just a few months after the famous discovery at Sutter’s Mill, brought thousands of miners to the county and the towns of Weaverville and Lewiston grew out of that turning point.

Today, about 13,500 people call Trinity home. Most of the area is forestland, with beautiful scenery and natural lakes in the Trinity Alps Wilderness, named for its snow-capped peaks and glaciers that are reminiscent of the Swiss Alps. This 500,000-acre wilderness area, with 9,000 foot tall jagged peaks and sawtooth ridges, alpine meadows, and deep glaciated canyons, is the second largest in California and one of the largest in the United States. There are a lifetime of hiking destinations awaiting the wilderness lovers who come to Trinity County. The Trinity Alps springs and snow melt feed the 165-mile long Trinity River, a National Wild and Scenic River that can be enjoyed for nearly year-round kayaking, rafting, fishing, and swimming. Weaverville, located along Highway 299, provides a nostalgic step back in time. Listed in the National Registry of Historic Places, Weaverville’s history began in the 1800s as Chinese men and women came to the region with Euro-Americans, all searching for the abundant gold. In 1852, the Chinese established a Taoist temple in Weaverville. Though the original “Joss House” burned in 1873, its replacement is now a state landmark and park and remains a place of worship. The Weaver Basin Trail System is threaded through this storied region. This trail network is recognized as a premier single track mountain bike venue and is a favorite among horsemen and day hikers. The trails also host many bike and trail riding competitions. West of Weaverville, the ghost town of Helena is Trinity’s second of three National Registry sites. Nearby, the La Grange Mine, a state landmark, was once the largest hydraulic mine in California and one of the largest mines in the world.

Joss House State Historic Park Photo: Rob Crenson TRINITY COUNTY

The nearby town of Hayfork is both reminiscent of a frontier village, and home to the Natural Bridge, a natural phenomenon with historical relevance. Natural Bridge is a

limestone arch thrown across a narrow ravine by nature and holds strong ties to the Native Americans who inhabit the area. Lewiston also offers history buffs great opportunities to explore, plus delightful photographic captures including 20 town structures that are listed in the National Registry. Nearby Lewiston Lake is a great choice for boating, fishing, swimming, camping, and yes – glamping. Trinity Lake, the third largest lake in California, has 145 miles of shoreline and is uncrowded even during the peak summer months. Secluded, tree-lined coves are perfect for anglers and houseboaters, and local marinas rent houseboats and offer other types of watercraft. The lake community of Trinity Center was built using old Trinity Center buildings that had to be moved before the lake was filled in 1961. One building, the Trinity Center I.O.O.F. Hall, is a State Point of Historic Interest. The Bowerman Barn in nearby Covington Mill is another beautiful example of pioneer craftsmanship and is also in the National Registry. If you’re still hungry for history, you can trace North Trinity’s past at the Scott Museum. Resorts in the Coffee Creek area, just north of Trinity Lake, serve as gateways to amazing hikes into the Trinity Alps Wilderness and relaxing days along Coffee Creek. In Southern Trinity County, the Ruth Lake region is another horseback riding and water recreation destination, with boating, camping, and fishing. Camp lakeside, hike the YollaBolly Wilderness, or simply relax and enjoy a dark sky night with the brilliant constellations guiding you to your next Trinity adventure. For further information contact ShastaCascade Wonderland Association at 800-474-2782 or www.shastacascade.com.

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J.J. Jackson Memorial Museum, Trinity County Historical Park Tells the history of Trinity County through indoor and outdoor exhibits on Indians, gold mining, early transportation and clothing. Live exhibits including a stamp mill and an early 2 person sawmill.

Visit beautiful Trinity County Interact with history in Old West Gold Rush towns

780 Main St., Weaverville, CA 96093 530-623-5211 www.trinitymuseum.org

Weaverville Joss House State Historic Park Built in 1874, Joss House is the oldest continuously used Chinese temple in California. On display are art objects, pictures, mining tools, and weapons used in the 1854 Tong War. This Taoist temple is still a place of worship and a fascinating look into the role played by Chinese immigrants in early California history.

VisitTrinity.com ● 1-800-487-4648

WINERIES Alpen Cellars

South West corner of Highway 299 and Oregon Street, Weaverville, CA 96093 530-623-5284

Award-winning winery and vineyards located in a scenic mountain valley. Tours, tastings & retail sales. Picnic Facilities. Open daily by appt. for tours & tastings.


2000 East Fork Rd., Trinity Center, CA 96091 530-266-9513 www.alpencellars.com

Highland Art Center

Gallery, gift shop and artist studios located on Main Street in Weaverville’s historic district, in a beautiful 1893 Victorian home in a park like setting, with inspired gardens. Open year round and featuring a new show each month in the main gallery. Events throughout the year. Call for current gallery hours. 691 Main St., Weaverville, CA 96093 530-623-5111 www.highlandartcenter.org e-mail: info@highlandartcenter.org


A world away offering excellent, affordable accommodations nestled among the Trinity Alps. Right along the Trinity River, home of world-class steelhead and salmon fishing.

Visit beautiful Trinity County 59741 CA-299 West Douglas City, CA 96024

Rejuvenate your spirit530-623-6294 www.iclodge.net


e-mail: info@indiancreeklodge.net

Old buildings with unique businesses, in the heart of historic downtown Weaverville.

Heated pool, kitchen units available, in room coffee, refrigerators & microwaves. Free Ice. In room Jacuzzis available. BBQ pits in the picnic area, coin laundry facility.

Courthouse Square, Weaverville


Weaver Basin Trail System 50 miles of trails through historic sites and forest. Weaverville. 530-623-6004

Scott Museum VisitTrinity.com A collection of artifacts from pioneer and gold rush days. Trinity Center, 530-266–3378

Old Lewiston Schoolhouse & Museum Renovated schoolhouse from 1860’s houses library and museum. Lewiston, 530-778-0111

Weaverville Fire District Fire Museum

Motel Trinity

1270 Main St. Weaverville, CA 96093 530-623-2129, 877-623-5454 www.moteltrinity.com e-mail: moteltrinity@hotmail.com

Strawhouse Resorts

● Located 1-800-487-4648 on the beautiful Trinity River,

Strawhouse Resorts is a truly stunning setting for your next getaway. Scenic lodging is perfect for retreats, weddings, family reunions, anniversaries, or just a place to come and relax. Private river access and close to the Trinity Alps Wilderness area. 31301 Hwy 299 Big Flat, CA 96048 530-623-1990, 866-902-3267 www.strawhouseresorts.com e-mail: info@strawhouseresorts.com

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Home of 1849 hand-pump fire engine. Weaverville, 530-623-6156

Almay Ranch Resort, Trinity Center 530-266-3374

Carrville Inn, Trinity Center Trinity Center I.O.O.F. Hall Find your sanctuary in nature Historic building moved when Trinity Lake was formed. Trinity Center, 530-266-3807

Photo: Rob Hammonds

FUN FACT: The Joss House, a Chinese Taoist temple of worship in Weaverville is California’s oldest continuously used Chinese Temple.


Forty Niner Gold Country Inn, Weaverville


Journey’s End Resort, Mad River


Lewiston Hotel, Lewiston


Lewiston Valley Motel, Lewiston


Timberjack Lodge, Hayfork


Trinity Mtn Meadow Resort, Trinity Center


Weaverville Hotel, Weaverville


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JJ Jackson Museum Photo: Rob Crenson


All-inclusive family guest ranch on Coffee Creek. 367 acres surrounded by wilderness, secluded private cabins (15), Summer children’s program, fishing, archery, trapshooting, goldpanning, weddings, reunions, small meeting planners. 4310 Coffee Creek Road Trinity Center, CA 96091 530-266-3343; 800-624-4480 www.coffeecreekranch.com e-mail: info@coffeecreekranch.com

Strawhouse Resorts Located on the beautiful Trinity River, Strawhouse Resorts is a truly stunning setting for your next getaway. We roast organic coffee on site and serve amazing food in a 2,000 sq ft straw bale cafe. Lodging choices include cottages, a studio, a yurt and lodge. Perfect for retreats, weddings, family reunions. Private river access. 31301 Hwy 299 Big Flat, CA 96048 530-623-1990, 866-902-3267 www.strawhouseresorts.com e-mail: info@strawhouseresorts.com

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Pinewood Cove, Trinity Center


Family resort with 50 individual cabins, on Stuart Fork River. General store, restaurant, tennis, volleyball, basketball, swimming, fishing, weddings, retreats, seminars. Open May 15Sept. 30.

Ripple Creek Cabins, Trinity Center


Sunflower Cabin, Trinity Center


Steelhead Cottages, Big Flat


Trinity River Adventure Cabins, Lewiston


Visit beautiful Trinity County

1750 Trinity Alps Rd. Trinity Center, CA 96091 530-286-2205 www.trinityalpsresort.com

Interact with history in Old West Gold Rush towns

The Lewiston Cabin Cozy cabin in the heart of Lewiston. Three bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3 stories. Kitchen w/ amenities, beautiful deck and country decor. Lake and river nearby. Come enjoy nature, adventures, relaxation @TheLewistonCabin. 530-351-2658 www.airbnb.com/rooms/11943098 e-mail: michelle@harvestwild.com

RV PARKS/ CAMPGROUNDS Shasta Recreation Co.

Family and group use campgrounds around Trinity Lake & Lewiston Lake. Group camps include large BBQ’s, bear lockers and large fire pits. Boat launch available. Open seasonally. “Glamping” tents now available on Lewiston Lake! Group use sites by reservation only at www.recreation.gov.

VisitTrinity.com ● 1-800-487-4648 530-628-5992

Bar 717 Ranch, Hyampom Bonanza King Resort, Trinity Center


Skycrest Lake Cabin, Burnt Ranch 530-629-2770 Lakeview Terrace Resort, Lewiston 530-778-3803 Old Bridge Cabin, Lewiston

14538 Wonderland Blvd. Redding, CA 96003 530-275-8113 www.shastatrinitycamping.com shastarec@shastalakecamping.com


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Alpen Cellars Photo: Rob Crenson


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Bear’s Breath Bar & Grill Family dining on our patio overlooking the Stuart Fork River. Fresh salad bar. Dog friendly. Open Wed. - Sat. mid June through Labor Day. Call for reservations. 1750 Trinity Alps Road Trinity Center, CA 96091 530-286-2205 www.trinityalpsresort.com

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Coffee Creek Ranch Open Easter-Thanksgiving. Breakfast, lunch & dinner. During Summer months we have BarB-Q’s Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays. Dinner reservations requested. Fresh baked bread is our speciality!

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4310 Coffee Creek Road Trinity Center, CA 96091 530-266-3343; 800-624-4480 www.coffeecreekranch.com e-mail: info@coffeecreekranch.com

Strawhouse Café A 2000 square-foot straw bale structure with a commanding view of the Trinity River. Serving freshly baked goods, breakfast, and lunch from our kitchen. We serve wood-fired pizzas every Friday during the winter and Friday through Sunday during the summer months. 31301 Hwy 299, Big Flat, CA 96048 530-623-1990, 866-902-3267 www.strawhouseresorts.com e-mail: info@strawhouseresorts.com

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An outdoor lover's paradise awaits visitors to the public lands only minutes from the busy Interstate 5 corridor and the urban pace of Redding. More than 250,000 acres of public lands managed by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management provide a playground for activities ranging from bird watching to off-highway vehicle recreation. Trails around Redding Mountain bikers and equestrians can take the challenge of the Mule Mountain Trail at the Swasey Recreation Area. Hikers can enjoy over 100 miles of hiking trails including 11 miles of paved trail on the Sacramento River Rail Trail connecting downtown Redding and Shasta Dam. Anglers can access Keswick Lake, and explorers can enjoy the salmon viewing area and miles of trails winding along the waters of the Clear Creek Greenway. Trinity River 40 miles of the Wild and Scenic Trinity River run through BLM public lands. Starting below Lewiston Dam and flowing all the way to Pigeon Point, the river is

the home of world class fishing and is also ideal for family rafting, canoing and swimming.

Sacramento River Bend Area Recreation opportunities are nearly endless along the gentle and wide Sacramento River, as it flows through 16 miles of public lands between Redding and Red Bluff. Anglers can cast from boats and shore for salmon and steelhead. The 10- mile long Yana trail is popular with hikers and equestrians, flowing from Jellys Ferry Trailhead to the Perry's Riffle Trailhead near Paynes Creek. Visitors can mountain bike, hike or horseback-ride, or lazily float the river in a raft or canoe. Hunters will find deer, pigs, and waterfowl in and around the Paynes Creek Wetlands.

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Forks ofButte Creek:

Highway Vehicle Area This playground offers nearly 100 miles of roads and trails to challenge off road enthusiasts and includes spectacular views of Shasta Dam, Shasta Lake, and Mount Shasta. Camping is available near the staging area below Shasta Dam at the Shasta Campground and at the more remote Bohemotash primitive campground.

The beautiful Forks ofButte area, 25 miles northeast of Chico, offers opportunities to camp, fish, swim, and float. The Butte Creek Trail offers hiking through steep canyons covered in pine and fir trees. Permits are available for recreational gold-panning at 20 sites. For more information on permits, trails, and other recreation activities see our web page at: www.blm.gov/ca/redding

Some of the river flows through private property, so visitors should be considerate while floating through these areas. Adrenaline junkies can ride the raging waters below Pigeon Point, while visitors interested in relaxation can head for the trails or enjoy one of three first­come, first served campgrounds: Douglas City, Junction City, and Steel Bridge.

BLM-Redding Field Office 6640 Lockheed Drive, Redding, CA 96002 (530) 224-2100 www.blm.gov/california

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ou’ll find the best hiking, biking, fishing, river rafting, houseboating, watersports and snowsports California has to offer right here. From shoreline to mountain top, the Shasta-Cascade region has an outstanding array of year-round outdoor recreation opportunities.


Adventure learning in Northern California’s Klamath-Siskiyous, including field courses at Mount Shasta, the Smith River, Lava Beds and the Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge. 1241 Illinois River Road Selma, OR 97538 541-597-8530 www.thesfi.org e-mail: programcoord@thesfi.org


Fly Fishing Only Guide Service serving the greater Redding Area. Drift Boat, Jet Boat and Walk/Wade trips for trout and steelhead. Sacramento River, Trinity River, Klamath, Rogue, McCloud, Pit River, Fall River, Hat Creek plus Private Water. Our experienced guide team has great options for beginner through advanced anglers year-round! 14625 Molluc Drive Red Bluff, CA 96080 530-632-3465 www.confluenceoutfitters.com e-mail: info@confluenceoutfitters.com

HarvestWild HarvestWild provides the resources and knowledge for outdoor learning and guiding experiences in hunting, fishing, field to table, wild game cooking clinics and foraging nature walks. Personal chef services available for the ultimate field to table experience. P.O. Box 992 Palo Cedro, CA 96073 530-356-2189 www.harvestwild.com email: harvestwild@gmail.com

Mount Shasta Fun Guide Skiing, snowboarding and snowshoe tours, day hiking trips, sacred site tours, scenic vehicle tours and step-on bus guide. Author of Mount Shasta Guide To Fun. P.O. Box 1388 Mount Shasta, CA 96067 530-926-3250 www.mountshastaguide.com email: robin@mountshastaguide.com

Shasta Mountain Guides Shasta’s premier local guide service since 1982, specializing in professional, high quality, safe & enjoyable climbs. Alpine & rock climbing, backcountry skiing, ski mountaineering & glacier courses for all abilities. P.O. Box 1543 Mount Shasta, CA 96067 530-926-3117 www.shastaguides.com e-mail: info@shastaguides.com

PARAGLIDING AirXpansion Paragliding

Experience the exhilaration of flight with AirXpansion and soar next to awe-inspiring Mt. Shasta! We offer tandem paraglide flights, lessons and P-2 Certification. P.O. Box 647 Mount Shasta, CA 96067 530-574-7181 www.airxpansion.com email: brian@airxpansion.com

RAFTING/KAYAKING/ CANOEING Headwaters Adventure Company

Specializing in social kayaking outings on local lakes and rivers. Kayak rentals and sales. 930 Merchant St. #A1 Redding, CA 96002 530-223-2411 www.headwatersadventure.com e-mail: terri@headwatersadventure.com

Trinity River Rafting Exciting & fun. Big holes, dynamic rapids and hot weather make for an unforgettable day. Paddle Rafts and Kayaks with teamwork coordinated by knowledgeable, experienced guides. Eager, adventurous persons enjoy Scenic Float to Wild Whitewater Class II-V Since 1988, Half and Full-Day Supersoaker trips, Springtime heart-pounding runs. April through October. 31021 Hwy 299 W. Big Bar, CA 96010 530-623-3033, 800-307-4837 www.TrinityRiverRafting.com e-mail: splash@TrinityRiverRafting.com


Guided horseback rides April – November. Riding in the pristine Trinity Alps Wilderness will take your breath away! See website for types of rides. Call to reserve.

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Fun Factory Powerboat Adventures A boatload of fun on 7 lakes, from 11 marinas and houseboat pick up too! Enjoy Lake Tours, Tubing, Wakeboarding, Waterskiing, Fishing, Floating and Fun for up to 10! Renting Excitement since 1995. Northern California 24 hr info line (530) 926-5387 www.shastalaketours.com e-mail: info@funfactoryrentals.com

“Toy Box” at Holiday Harbor Resort & Marina Looking for some fun and excitement on your houseboating/lake trip? The Toy Box is the largest rental center on Shasta Lake offering patio boats with restrooms & BBQs, ski boats with wakeboard towers, open bow pleasure boats with bimini tops. Stand up paddleboards and of course 3 person PWCs (4-stroke). If you need something to tow behind your boat we’ve got new Hyperlite wakeboards, kneeboards, all shapes and sizes of inner tubes and the Sky-Ski! 20061 Shasta Caverns Rd. O’Brien, CA 96070 530-238-2383, 800-776-2628 www.lakeshasta.com e-mail: holidayharbor@lakeshasta.com

WaterWorks Park Cowabunga Beach wave pool, giant water slides, lazy lagoon, kiddy pool, gift shop, cabana rentals, tons of shade, Beach Club Cafe & more. Something for everyone! 151 N. Boulder Dr. Redding, CA 96003 530-246-9550 www.waterworkspark.com e-mail: Info@WaterWorksPark.com


Fun Factory Snowmobile Rentals & Tours

Ride the Volcano! Snowmobile Rentals and Tours, 280 miles of trails, 1000’s of acres of snowy terrain, instruction and helmets included! Reservations recommended. Renting Excitement since 1995. Located at Deer Mountain Snowmobile Park, Hwy 97 Weed, CA 96094 530-926-5387 www.SnowmobileShasta.com e-mail: info@funfactoryrentals.com

Lassen Park Snow Area

4310 Coffee Creek Rd. Trinity Center, CA 96091 530-266-3343 www.coffeecreekranch.com email: info@coffeecreekranch.com

Snow play, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing. South entrance: Hwy 89, 5 miles north of 36E. North entrance: Hwy 44. Late November - early April.

Wild Horse Sanctuary

Lassen Volcanic National Park Mineral, CA 96063 530595-4480

Experience the beauty of wild horses in an open range setting. Trail riding season is MayOctober. Open all year for viewing and learning Wed. & Sat. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Mt. Shasta Ski Park

5796 Wilson Hill Rd. Shingletown, CA 96088 530-474-5770 www.wildhorsesanctuary.org e-mail: info@wildhorsesanctuary.org



Over 400 acres of skiable terrain. Night skiing, lessons, rentals, food and beverages, retail shop, summer mountain biking. 104 Siskiyou Ave. Mount Shasta, CA 96067 1-800-SKI-SHASTA www.skipark.com e-mail: thinksnow@skipark.com



f you are looking for relatively uncrowded waters, great fishing opportunities, a relaxing houseboating vacation, exhilarating watersports, a shoreline cabin or camping spot, or just a peaceful day on a patio boat to get away from it all, the Shasta Cascade’s numerous lakes are sure to please. Shasta Lake, just 20 miles north of Redding and visible from Interstate 5, is the crown jewel of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. With 365 miles of shoreline, 8 marinas and over 350 rental houseboats, it is known as the houseboating capital of the western U.S. The hundreds of coves, clean glassy waters and numerous species of fish have attracted watersport enthusiasts and anglers from far and wide for decades. Powerboats, ski/wakeboard boats, fishing boats, patio boats and personal watercraft are available to rent at most marinas. Besides luxurious upscale houseboats, lakeside campgrounds, RV parks and resorts provide a relaxing escape. Shasta Lake is also the gateway to awe-inspiring caverns, reachable only by boat. Whiskeytown Lake, just 8 miles west of Redding, is a lovely, placid body of water nestled in the Whiskeytown National Recreation Area. Its 36 miles of shoreline offer excellent fishing, kayaking, rowing, swimming and scuba diving. Generations of sailors have enjoyed this quiet

lake for sail boating, and the Whiskeytown Memorial Regatta has celebrated 50 years of racing. Eastward in Butte County is Lake Oroville, formed by the Oroville Dam crossing the Feather River. This hub for boating and fishing enthusiasts also offers camping, biking and hiking trails and equestrian activities. Lake Oroville is a bass angler’s paradise, and the lake hosts several tournaments every year. Boat rentals include everything from kayaks to houseboats. Trinity Lake, 21 miles long and with 145 miles of shoreline, is the third largest lake in California yet remains uncrowded even during the peak summer months. The many secluded, tree-lined coves are perfect for anglers and houseboaters. Whether you have a ski boat, paddle board, kayak, patio boat, or sailboat, there’s always a perfect spot somewhere on the lake. Just south of Trinity is Lewiston Lake. With a 10mph lake speed limit, Lewiston offers serene beauty and endless fishing prospects. Both Trinity and Lewiston Lakes offer boat rentals. Ruth Lake is a seven-mile long reservoir, in southern Trinity County, formed by the damming of the Mad River in 1962. Surrounded by ponderosa pine and white fir, boaters fill their days with watersports, fishing, or just paddling.

Lake Shastina and Lake Siskiyou, both about an hour or so north of Redding, present the majestic Mt. Shasta as a backdrop. On Shastina, kayakers and paddleboarders will appreciate the pristine mountain waters and frequent gusty afternoon winds creating ideal conditions for windsurfing and sailing. Nestled on the edge of Lassen Volcanic National Park is Lake Almanor. With 52 miles of shoreline it offers over 300 campsites. World class fishing, watersports, camping, hiking, biking, horseback riding, birdwatching and championship golf abound. Eagle Lake, the second largest natural lake in California is located 16 miles north of Susanville and is home to the world famous Eagle Lake Trout, a species entirely unique to the lake. These especially large trout average 3-5 lbs and attract fishing enthusiasts from all over. A boat launch, marina, swimming beach, picnic areas, and shoreline camping facilities are all around the lake. These and the many other smaller lakes of the Shasta Cascade region make for a water enthusiast’s wonderland. Whatever your pleasure or itinerary, there’s a beautiful, unique lake within easy driving distance.

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Eagle Lake Marina, Susanville


Sunset Properties, Susanville


LAKE ALMANOR lakealmanorarea.com/marinas

LAKE OROVILLE Bidwell Canyon Marina


Lake Oroville Marina



10 mph lake. Great Trout and bass fishing. Rent powered boats, kayaks, SUPs etc. FREE: boat launching, fishing dock, fish cleaning station. 600’ beach. 4239 W.A. Barr Rd. Mount Shasta, CA 96067 530-926-2610, 888-926-2618 www.lakesiskiyouresort.com e-mail: lakesiskiyou@reynoldsresorts.com


Silverthorn Resort

Come spend your vacation with us. We are the friendliest marina on Shasta Lake! We offer a full service resort including a fueling station, store, gift shop, a restaurant overlooking the marina, plus, we operate the “Toy Box,” the largest small boat rental center on the lake, where our houseboat and RV Park customers receive special discounts! We are proud to say that we provide the most value for your vacation dollars. Don’t worry if you didn’t rent from us last year, come in and get a taste of how we will treat you this year!

Offering luxury houseboat rentals and rustic cabins nestled in the pines. Enjoy the only pizza on the lake with the best views at our Pizza Pub with live music on the weekends. Small boat and water sports equipment rentals also available plus a full service marina, private moorage, and marina market open year round.

20061 Shasta Caverns Rd. O’Brien, CA 96070 530-238-2383, 800-776-2628 www.lakeshasta.com e-mail: holidayharbor@lakeshasta.com

On the Sacramento arm of Shasta Lake offering both overnight and seasonal slips, pontoon, fishing, paddleboard, kayak rentals, plus marine fuel and lakeside convenience store. Open May through September.

Jones Valley Resort

Reynolds Resorts-Lake Siskiyou Camp Resort

Pine Cove Marina

Holiday Harbor



SACRAMENTO RIVER Sacramento River RV Park, Red Bluff 530-365-6402


Antlers Resort & Marina Family owned and operated for over 40 years. Our office is open year round to take your reservation. Houseboat, Cabin and Boat Rentals. We also offer a full service marina, gas, moorage and general store. 20679 Antlers Rd. Lakehead, CA 96051 530-238-2553, 800-238-3924 www.shastalakevacations.com e-mail: antlers@shastalakevacations.com

Bridge Bay at Shasta Lake

Shasta’s premier marina resort specializing in luxury houseboat rentals and superior service including the Quad Squad (vehicle to vessel delivery service). Enhance your vacation with a small boat, or water sports equipment rental. Spacious party cruisers also available for dayuse or overnight camping. Full service marina, private moorage, and marina market open year round. 22300 Jones Valley Marina Dr. Redding, CA 96003 530-275-7950, 877-4SHASTA www.houseboats.com e-mail: reservations@houseboats.com

Shasta Marina at Packers Bay Now Shasta Marina at Packers Bay, we are a Full Service Marina located in the heart of Shasta Lake. Luxury Houseboat Rentals, Small Boat and Personal Watercraft Rentals, Paved Boat Launch, Fuel and Service, Houseboat and Small Boat Moorage, and General Store. (See ad page 3) 16814 Packers Bay Rd. Lakehead, CA 96051 800-959-3359, 530-238-2284 www.shastalake.net e-mail: rental@shastalake.net

16250 Silverthorn Rd. Redding, CA 96003 530-275-1571, 800-332-3044 www.silverthornresort.com e-mail: reserve@silverthornresort.com

Sugarloaf Resort

19667 Lakeshore Dr. Lakehead, CA 96051 530-238-2448, 877-4SHASTA www.houseboats.com e-mail: reservations@houseboats.com

TRINITY LAKE Shasta Recreation Co.

Paved boat launch ramps and overnight parking areas. Conveniently located at all major lake access points. Courtesy docks (in season). Restroom facilities. Daily fee or season passes available. 14538 Wonderland Blvd. Redding, CA 96003 530-275-8113 www.shastatrinitycamping.com

Trinity Lake Resorts and Marinas Resort with full service marina offering moorage, houseboat rentals, new small boat & personal watercraft rentals, and cabin rentals. 45810 State Hwy 3 Trinity Center, CA 96091 530-286-2225, 800-255-5561 www.trinitylakeresort.com


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Oak Bottom Marina & Brandy Creek

Paved boat launch ramps and lighted overnight parking areas. Conveniently located at all major lake access points. Courtesy docks (in season). Restroom facilities. Daily fee or season passes available.

Located on Whiskeytown Lake, west of Redding, Hwy 299. Two marinas with moorage, boat rentals, camping, marina and campground stores, seasonal snack bars.

14538 Wonderland Blvd. Redding, CA 96003 530-275-8113 www.shastatrinitycamping.com e-mail: shastarec@shastalakecamping.com

12485 State Hwy 299 West Whiskeytown, CA 96095 530-359-2269, 530-359-2008 www.WhiskeytownMarinas.com

Wakeboarding Shasta Lake

Full service resort with lodge, restaurant & lounge. Three, four and seven day houseboat rentals. Daily/weekly patio boat, fishing boat, ski boat and wave runner rentals. Moorage, gas dock & store. Overnight slips available. 10300 Bridge Bay Rd. Redding, CA 96003 530-275-3021; 800-752-9669 www.bridgebayhouseboats.com

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Sacramento River Trail



he Shasta Cascade Region offers abundant prime walking, hiking, biking, equestrian, backpacking, and offroad vehicle trails. The Sacramento River National Recreation Trail—ranked 7th Best Trail in California—is the crown jewel of Redding’s trail system, spanning 17.4 miles from the world-famous Sundial Bridge to Shasta Dam. Whiskeytown National Recreation Area contains rugged canyons, forests, streams, and waterfalls. With more than 75 miles of trails in the park, it is a perfect way to see wildflowers in spring, discover a breathtaking waterfall, experience the glory of fall color, and view wildlife in its natural habitat. Lassen Volcanic National Park offers over 150 miles of hiking trails for every level of ability. Discover the devastation of Lassen Peak’s last eruption on the trail at the Devastated Area, explore Lassen’s largest hydrothermal area on the Bumpass Hell trail, or spend the day climbing Brokeoff Mountain and enjoy its spectacular panoramic views. Experienced hikers can take the ‘Reach the Peak’ challenge on the newly restored Lassen Peak trail affording the opportunity to climb to the top of one of the largest plug dome volcanoes in the world! Check current trail conditions at www. nps.gov or call (530) 595-4480 as many trails are not snow free until June or July. A significant segment of the Pacific Crest Trail runs through Shasta-Cascade country, attracting


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hikers and equestrians from all over the world— some to experience a few miles, and others making the entire trek from border to border. It traverses Lassen Volcanic National Park, home of geothermal wonders such as bubbling mudpots, boiling lakes and magnificent panoramas of Lassen Peak and Mt. Shasta. The PCT then turns west and drops to cross the Sacramento River at Interstate 5. It then enters Castle Crags State Park and the Trinity Alps Wilderness. The trail reaches 7,600 feet in the mountains connecting the inland Cascade Range with the coastal ranges, winding north through the Marble Mountain Wilderness before descending to the Klamath River. In Trinity County, the Weaver Basin Trail System comprises nearly 50 miles of some of the best single track in the nation. Whether you’re mountain biking, hiking or horseback riding, you’ll experience biologically diverse terrain with many opportunities to interpret historic mining sites, riparian zones, wetlands, old growth forests and timber harvest sites. Feather Falls National Scenic Trail, a nine mile loop in Butte County provides an incredible view of Bald Rock Dome, Bald Rock Canyon, and the 640-foot waterfall, Feather Falls. Uncrowded and unspoiled, Susanville Ranch Park in Lassen County provides 29 miles of multi-use trails that wind through canyons, along creeks, around meadows, and up into the hills. From easy to challenging, these trails are ideal for hiking, mountain biking, horseback

riding, dog walking or a quiet stroll (and crosscountry skiing and snow-shoeing in the winter). Trail users will find gentle grades around the meadows and up Paiute Creek Canyon, with more challenging climbs and features on Coyote Bluff and on the Horse Trail in the southern portion of the park. Castle Crags State Park offers unmatched views of the stunning 6,000 foot glacierpolished granite spires of the crags. The Bizz Johnson Rail Trail, managed by the Bureau of Land Management and Lassen National Forest, is one of the best “rail to trail” conversions in California. Horseback riders, mountain bicyclists, and hikers alike enjoy the comfortable 25-mile trail along the Susan River. The newest rail trail in the region is the Great Shasta Rail Trail, inviting non-motorized recreation on the bed of the historic McCloud Railroad traversing national park lands between McCloud and Burney. Access the trail from Burney or from McCloud to enjoy beautiful forests and inspiring views of Mt. Shasta. Cyclists will find Siskiyou County in far Northern California a hidden treasure. Visit this gold-rush inspired, high-alpine region for some of the best cycling in the West. Experience rolling hills along the Old Stage Road of Route 99 to challenging climbs up Mt. Shasta, Castle Lake, and Carter Meadows Summit to name a few.

McCloud, Pit River, Fall River, Hat Creek plus Private Water. Our experienced guide team has great options for beginner through advanced anglers year-round! 14625 Molluc Drive Red Bluff, CA 96080 530-632-3465 www.confluenceoutfitters.com e-mail: info@confluenceoutfitters.com

Dunsmuir Botanical Gardens Situated in a park setting near picnic facilities with fishing access to the Upper Sacramento River. Dawn to dusk. No entry fee. 4821 Dunsmuir Ave., Dunsmuir CA 96025 530-235-4740 www.dunsmuirbotanicalgardens.org


Courtesy HavestWild

P.O. Box 992, Palo Cedro, CA 96073 530-356-2189 www.harvestwild.com e-mail: harvestwild@gmail.com



orthern California fishing offers a wide variety of opportunities on rivers, streams and lakes. Some of the best fishing in California is located in the Shasta Cascade Region and whether it’s fly fishing for trout, seeking out the best cove for bass, or spin fishing on a mountain river, virtually anyone can enjoy casting a line. Lakes dominate the Northstate and are full of a variety of species to include bass, trout, catfish, kokanee, salmon, steelhead, sturgeon, and sunfish. Bass fishermen love Shasta Lake as it’s the largest man-made lake in the state and has plenty of natural and planted structures for the game fish to prosper. Trout and salmon flourish in the cool waters of Shasta Lake, causing fishermen to do extremely well. The region is also home to some of the best fly fishing in California, including a 9-mile stretch of the McCloud River below Lake McCloud, a 3.5-mile stretch of Lower Hat Creek east of Burney, and a 23-mile section of Fall River near Fall River Mills. The Sacramento River, as it goes through Redding, is rated one of the top 5 tail water trout fisheries in the world. The Upper Sacramento River, known as a blue ribbon trout fishery, draws fly fishermen from all over the west. The Trinity River is known for its excellent fly fishing for both trout and steelhead. In season, the salmon fishing is unbelievable and there are many times when it’s hard to not catch a salmon in the Trinity River. Trinity Lake is home of the state angling record for inland king salmon. The lake’s deep

Offering guided fly fishing, gear fishing and instructor led clinics. From beginner to expert, anglers of all skill levels will receive insightful tips and tactics for a quality fishing experience.

waters also contain other prize fish such as trout and smallmouth bass. The brook trout or rainbows in the numerous high alpine lakes of the Trinity Alps await the fishermen willing to take a hike. Just south of Trinity Lake is Lewiston Lake, one of the most rewarding kayak angling experiences in Northern California. You can troll for rainbows and catfish by day and then camp along the shoreline at night. Ruth Lake is also especially appreciated for its rainbow trout and bass. The Klamath River is world renowned for trout, steelhead, and salmon fishing. There are numerous spots to stop from Willow Creek north on Highway 96, all the way up to Happy Camp. Other fishing experiences worth noting are in the eastern portion of the Shasta Cascade Region. They include Eagle Lake with its world famous Eagle Lake trout. This trout is found nowhere else, and because of the unusual chemistry of the water in Eagle Lake, it is the only trout that can survive there.

Marble Mountain Guest Ranch Marble Mountain Ranch is the only Klamath River fly fishing lodge with complete lodging, meals, and guide packages. We specialize in steelhead on the fly using drift boats and rafts to transport fishermen along the Klamath River. See our high reviews on TripAdvisor. 92520 Hwy 96, Somes Bar, CA 95568 530-469-3322 www.marblemountainranch.com/fly_fishingfly_fishing.html e-mail: guestranch@marblemountainranch.com

Phil’s Propeller Marine propeller repairs and sales. Shasta Lake headquarters for fishing tackle. Live bait available. Call us for the latest fishing information. 3037 Twin View Blvd., Shasta Lake, CA 96019 530-275-4939, 800-462-3917 www.philsprop.com e-mail: info@philsprop.com

Ted Fay Fly Shop Dunsmuir’s oldest fly shop, serving fly fishermen for five decades. A minute from the Upper Sac. Very close to I-5. Guide services available.

Further south, Lake Almanor, Antelope Lake, Frenchman Reservoir, and Bucks Lake are just a few of the mountain lakes which will provide unforgettable fishing experiences. Several of these lakes have marinas or resorts which rent fishing boats. View an up-to-date weekly fishing report at www.shastacascade.com/fishing.

5732 Dunsmuir Ave., Dunsmuir, CA 96025 530-235-2969 www.tedfay.com

Confluence Outfitters

4140 Churn Creek Rd., Redding, CA 96002 530-222-3555 or 800-669-3474 www.theflyshop.com e-mail: info@theflyshop.com

Fly Fishing Only Guide Service serving the greater Redding Area. Drift Boat, Jet Boat and Walk/Wade trips for trout and steelhead. Sacramento River, Trinity River, Klamath, Rogue,

The Fly Shop One of the largest fly fishing specialty shop in America, catering exclusively to fly fisherman’s tackle, guide service & international travel needs. Open all year.

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t may come as a surprise that the Shasta Cascade region is home to a plethora of award-winning estate and family owned vineyards and wineries. The unique spectrum of soils, micro-climates and varying elevations provides the conditions to grow a wide variety of grapes, thereby producing a wonderfully diverse selection of wines. You won’t find commercial, mass-production here. With only small pockets to plant vineyards, one-of-a-kind wines are produced with outstanding depth of flavor and complexity. Although Shasta Cascade has only recently been recognized as a respectable wine-making destination, some of its vineyards date back to the California mission era of the late 18th century. Father Junipero Serra can be credited for generating the first varietals in the Northern California regions. The Catholic Church used these grapes originally to make communion wines. The Shasta Cascade viticulture area spans the vast region from southernmost Tehama County to the Siskiyous northward. Over 30 vineyards and wineries, many with intimate tasting rooms that capture the ambiance of what Napa and Sonoma used to be, dot the north state. Chico, Oroville, Redding, Cottonwood, Vina, Manton, Yreka, Trinity Center and others in between these communities are home to charming wineries nestled in the picturesque countryside.


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There’s even an off the grid winery in the charming mountain valley near Trinity Lake – Alpen Cellars has been making award-winning wines for over 3 decades, relying primarily on hydroelectric power. But if you don’t want to venture to the wineries themselves, most major retailers and local wine bars and restaurants proudly feature Shasta Cascade regional wines. Discover your favorite wine, either red or white, from Petite Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel to Chenin Blanc, Viognier and Reisling to name just a few. Shasta Cascade may surprise you, by becoming your favorite wine-tasting destination.

certified organic grapes. The tasting room is open every weekend or by appointment. 530-474-WINE www.algervineyards.com email: algergrapes@msn.com

Almendra Winery & Distillery Wine country elegance with a hometown feel featuring family-friendly bar and restaurant just minutes from Chico. Wine & Spirit tastings Wednesday - Sunday, beautiful event venue, and locally sourced ingredients. 9275 Midway Durham, CA 95938 530-343-6893 www.almendrawinery.com e-mail: info@almendrawinery.com

Alpen Cellars UpStateCA Wine & Beer App UpStateCA offers a booming wine culture in the Shasta Cascade region. Enjoy beauty by the glass in a natural wonderland loved by outdoor adventurers. Download the free app: UpStateCA Wine & Beer. www.shastacascade.com/account/upstateca-winebeer-app e-mail: admin@shastacascade.org

Alger Vineyards Alger Vineyards sits at 2500 feet, on the western foot-hills of Lassen Peak in Manton, CA. The altitude provides cool nights during hot summers and well-drained volcanic soils. All wines are made from high quality, estate grown,

Award-winning winery and vineyards located in a scenic mountain valley. Tours, tastings & retail sales. Picnic Facilities. Open daily by appt. for tours & tastings. 2000 East Fork Rd., Trinity Center, CA 96091 530-266-9513 www.alpencellars.com email: alpencellars@tds.net

Shasta-Cascade Viticulture Association With over 35 member wineries. Visit our web site for links to regional premium wines. P.O. Box 352, Palo Cedro, CA 96073-0315 www.shastacascadeviticultureassociation.org e-mail: info@shastacascadeviticultureassociation.org

Likely Place Golf Course Photo: Lorissa Soriano


Modoc County Likely Place Golf & RV Resort


hen considering the Shasta Cascade Region for golf, your only real concern is how many courses you can play in the time you have allotted for your trip to beautiful Northern California. Year-round golf abounds throughout the area. In the winter, opt for Sacramento Valley courses found from Red Bluff to Redding. In the spring through fall, choose from a variety of mountain courses. Besides its stunningly located courses, the region is well known for its reasonable prices. If you are looking for a oncein-a-lifetime experience, many of the courses provide magnificent backdrops with perfectly manicured greens and fairways. Whether it’s a Northern California golf vacation, or just a round of golf squeezed into your busy vacation schedule, the Shasta Cascade Region has a golf course for you.


Lassen County Diamond Mountain Golf Course, Susanville

1215 Likely Place Likely Place, CA 96116 530-233-4466 www.likelyplace.com

Arrowhead Golf Course, Alturas


Plumas County Bailey Creek Golf Course, Lake Almanor



Tucker Oaks Golf Course, Redding 530-365-3350

Siskiyou County Mount Shasta Resort Enjoy 18 holes uniquely designed with 3 sets of tees and yard-ages. Our course is challenging and enjoyable for all players regardless of skill level. 1000 Siskiyou Lake Blvd. Mt. Shasta, CA 96067 530-926-3030, 800-958-3363 www.mountshastaresort.com e-mail: info@mountshastaresort.com

Indian Point Golf Course, Tulelake 530-667-2922 530-259-4653

Graeagle Meadows Golf Course, Graeagle 530-836-2323

Lake Shastina Golf Club, Weed


McCloud Golf Club, McCloud


Weed Golf Course, Weed


Nakoma Resort, Clio 530-897-2300 Whitehawk Ranch Golf Club, Clio 530-836-0394

Tehama County

Shasta County

From 5,000 to just over 7,000 yards, rated #30 in the nation for best casino course by Golf Week. The Links at Rolling Hills is the perfect course for golfers of all skill levels.

Fall River Valley Golf Course

Butte County

Bidwell Park Golf Course, Chico

Considered one of the top 10 Golf Course & RV Resorts in the country. A hidden treasure uniquely situated at the gateway to the Warner Mountain Wilderness area. This beautiful course offers 18 holes, wide fairways and lush greens. Experience the best‌ Stay and Play at Likely Place! Dog friendly.

Lake Redding Golf Course, Redding

Championship golf at its finest. Beautiful views, natural surroundings, and a country atmosphere make this peaceful NE California layout a favorite. Golf Digest ****1/2 star.

The Links at Rolling Hills

2655 Everett Freeman Way Corning, CA 96021 530-528-4600 www.rollinghillscasino.com/golf/

42889 Hwy 299 E. Fall River Mills, CA 96028 530-336-5555 www.fallrivergolf.com

Oak Creek Golf Course, Red Bluff 530-527-4653

Churn Creek Golf Course, Redding 530-222-6353 Gold Hills Golf Course, Redding 530-246-7867

Trinity County

Wilcox Oaks Golf Course, Red Bluff Trinity Alps Golf Course, Weaverville



Shasta Cascade Visitors Guide


Susanville Ranch Park Photo: Matthew McLain



he public’s access to state and national parks, national forests, and other public lands in America’s west is unprecedented. In the Shasta Cascade region, vast areas of public lands are easily enjoyed and offer some of California’s greatest treasures. The region is known for its wild and scenic rivers, three major lakes offering the best houseboating in the world, and thousands of miles of open space, providing great opportunities for hiking, rafting, kayaking, fishing, camping, or just getting away from the crowd. The Shasta Cascade also boasts scenic drives through various landscapes, with access to some of the region’s most significant attractions. From the unique volcanic features of Lassen Volcanic National Park to McArthurBurney Falls Memorial State Park, and on to magnificent Mt. Shasta, these drives showcase the public lands’ grandeur and are often just a few hours away. These are your public lands— some of the country’s finest —and they are waiting to provide you, your family, and friends with a memorable experience.


The National Forests in the Shasta Cascade offer a wide variety of outdoor recreational opportunities. For maps of the individual forests, campground locations or other information, contact the Headquarters Office or the District Offices listed below. The Pacific Crest Trail traverses several of the forests of the region, providing access to some of California’s most remote natural landscapes. Fire lookouts on mountain tops around the region can now become a weekend escape. Contact the various Forest Service offices or recreation.gov for information about reserving this unique getaway.

USDA Forest Service Campgrounds 1323 Club Dr., Vallejo, CA 94592 877-444-NRRS www.recreation.gov

Klamath National Forest 1711 S. Main St., Yreka, CA 96097 530-842-6131 www.fs.usda.gov/klamath

The Klamath National Forest is one of America’s


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most biologically diverse regions. This beautiful forest is an uncrowded haven for campers, hikers, wildlife viewers, hunters, fishermen, mountain bikers, rafters, kayakers and naturalists alike. Some of the most outstanding attractions include: •

Marble Mountain Wilderness – composed primarily of rock formations containing cambrian marine invertebrates, this wilderness features an unparalleled diversity of plant life found nowhere else in California Klamath, Salmon or Scott Rivers and their tributaries – over 300 miles of whitewater river offering rafting, kayaking, and waterbased recreation Goosenest Ranger District – unique volcanic landscape features to enjoy, with forests, high deserts, lakes, meadows, aspen groves and wetlands rich with birdlife

Ranger Districts: Goosenest RD, Macdoel


Happy Camp/Oak Knoll RD


Scott/Salmon River RD, Fort Jones 530-468-5351 Ishi-Pishi RD, Orleans


Lassen National Forest 2550 Riverside Dr., Susanville, CA 96130 530-257-2151 www.fs.usda.gov/lassen

The Lassen National Forest, at the heart of one of the most fascinating areas of California, called the Crossroads, covers a wild, mountainous area of volcanic origin. Some of the most outstanding attractions include: • •

Eagle Lake – the second largest natural lake in California, offering fishing, boating, waterskiing, sailing, hiking trails and camping Hat Creek Area – in the shadows of Lassen Peak are campgrounds and picnic areas along ten miles of Hat Creek providing opportunities for exploring natural history and lava tubes Lake Almanor – located in a scenic mountain setting near Chester, the lake is ideal for outdoor recreation and water sports Subway Cave – an underground cave formed by flowing lava, the lava tube tour is 1/3 mile long. Bring a lantern or flashlight, sturdy shoes and warm jacket

Modoc National Forest is a land of contrasts and unspoiled settings for a vacation getaway. Unique vistas of rugged mountains, lava caves, craters, pristine and serene lakes and streams await visitors to this beautiful forest. Some of the most outstanding attractions include: •

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Ranger Districts:: Almanor RD, Chester


Eagle Lake RD, Susanville


Hat Creek RD, Fall River Mills


Mendocino National Forest

Burnt Lava Flow, Medicine Lake Glass Flow and Glass Mountain Glass Flow – are located within the Medicine Lake Highlands and designated as special interest areas because of their unique geological features Medicine Lake Highlands – considered a “land of rocks and mountains,” this land was believed to resemble the moon and was used in preparation for the first moon landing Medicine Lake – The beautiful, tree-lined shores of Medicine Lake make it hard to realize this area was once the center of a volcano Modoc Volcanic Scenic Byway – View volcanic features, wildlife & Native American History South Warner Wilderness – a variety of vegetation adorns the area – from high desert sagebrush and juniper, to high alpine terrain with mountain peaks, and glacial lakes

Big Valley RD, Adin


Devil’s Garden RD, Alturas


Doublehead RD, Tulelake


Warner Mtn. RD, Cedarville


The Mendocino National Forest is America’s only National Forest not crossed by a paved road or highway, which is especially attractive to people seeking an outdoor experience of tranquility and solitude. Some of the most outstanding attractions include:

159 Lawrence St., Quincy, CA 95971 530-283-2050 www.fs.usda.gov/plumas

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Red Bluff Recreation Area – 4.2-mile paved trail, boat launching facility and campground located along the beautiful Sacramento River Lake Pillsbury – boat launch, great picnic areas, and great sunfish, trout and bass fishing Snow Mountain Wilderness – deep canyons skirt the mountain, hiking affords magnificent views of the Sacramento Valley Yolla Bolly-Middle Eel Wilderness Area – head-waters of the Middle Fork Eel River, this remote and rugged land provides a wealth of wildlife

The Plumas National Forest, situated in the northern most Sierra Nevada, and just south of the Cascade Range, is versatile in its land features, uncrowded, and enhanced by a pleasant climate. Some of the most outstanding attractions include: •


Genetic Resource Center, Chico


Grindstone RD, Willows


Upper Lake RD, Upper Lake


Modoc National Forest 225 West 8th St., Alturas, CA 96101 530-233-5811 www.fs.usda.gov/modoc

Bucks Lakes Wilderness Area – the terrain includes gentle slopes, steep canyons and sheer cliffs, with a broad diverse landscape, which features great summer and winter activities Feather River Scenic Byway – View railroads and powerhouses while winding gently through the granite gorge of the Feather River Canyon (Hwy 70) Middle Fork of the Feather River – designated as a wild and scenic river, deep picturesque canyons provide good fishing, with rafting and canoeing permitted in some areas Pacific Crest Trail – seventy-five miles of the trail cross the Plumas, passing through two major canyons (the Middle and North Forks of the Feather River)


Challenge Visitor Center, Challenge


Feather River RD, Oroville


Greenville Info/Work Ctr., Greenville


Mt. Hough RD, Quincy


Shasta-Trinity National Forest 3644 Avtech Parkway, Redding, CA 96002 530-226-2500 / TDD 530-226-2490


The Shasta-Trinity National Forest, the largest in California, provides an abundance of recreational opportunities. Some of the most outstanding attractions include: • • •

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Plumas National Forest

Ranger Districts: Covelo RD, Covelo

Beckwourth RD, Blairsden

Ranger Districts:

825 N. Humboldt Ave., Willows, CA 95988 530-934-3316 www.fs.fed.usda.gov/mendocino

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Mt. Shasta – the upper slopes of this snowcapped, dormant volcano rises to 14,179 feet and is designated as a wilderness area Castle Crags Wilderness – dominated by spectacular sheer granite cliffs and spires that reach over 7,000 feet McCloud River Recreation Area – 3 waterfalls, camping, an excellent trail for hiking or mountain bikes. http://www. fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS fsm9_008622.pdf Trinity Alps Wilderness – glacially-chiseled peaks, with gem-like lakes at their bases, rival the beauty of the European Alps Trinity River Scenic Byway – Traces the tracks of stagecoaches and freight wagons, and decends to the wild and scenic Trinity River (Hwy 299) Trinity Heritage Scenic Byway – this route follows the path of 19th century gold miners and settlers, and offers scenic views, jagged cliffs, and dramatic vistas (Hwy 3)

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Shasta Unit (Shasta Lake) Shasta Lake, the largest man-made reservoir in California, when full, has 365 miles of shoreline, which exceeds that of San Francisco Bay. Its four distinctive arms: Sacramento, McCloud, Pit and Squaw – are each a wonderland of scenic beauty and phenomenal outdoor recreation. Marinas, boat ramps, campgrounds, shoreline picnic areas and superb multi-use trails exist. Shasta Lake lies behind Shasta Dam, which is the second largest (after Grand Coulee Dam) and second tallest concrete dam (after Hoover Dam) in the United States. Trinity Unit (Trinity & Lewiston Lakes) Trinity Lake, when full, has 145 miles of shoreline. Trinity Lake Dam is one of the highest earth filled dams in the world. Encompasses four subunits: Lewiston Lake, Trinity Dam, Stuart Fork and North Lake areas. Lewiston Lake lies just downstream from Trinity Dam and just north of the town of Lewiston and is a constant level lake. Excellent fishing, camping and trails.

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Ranger Districts:

State historic units preserve places and objects of statewide historical significance.

Lake Oroville State Recreation Area & Visitors Center 917 Kelly Ridge Rd., Oroville, CA 95966 530-538-2219

Hayfork RD, Hayfork


McCloud RD, McCloud


Ahjumawi Lava Springs State Park

Mt. Shasta RD, Mt. Shasta


Shasta Lake RD, Redding


24898 State Highway 89, Burney, CA 96013 530-335-2777

Weaverville RD, Weaverville


Yolla Bolla RD, Platina


Six Rivers National Forest

The Six Rivers National Forest lies east of the Redwood State and National Parks in Northwestern California. With over 400 miles of wild and scenic rivers, the forest offers fantastic recreational opportunities. Some of the most outstanding attractions include:

Smith River National Recreation Area – the combination of dramatic settings, water recreation-based opportunities, outstanding salmon and steelhead fishing, and rich cultural heritage offers a smorgasbord of recreation opportunities Smith, Klamath, Trinity, Mad, Van Duzen, & Eel Rivers – these six rivers are valued for dispersed recreation and outstanding anadromous fishing North Fork, Mt. Lassic, Marbles, Trinity Alps, Yolla-Bolly & Siskiyou Wilderness – the forested mountains, valleys, meadows and moonscapes offer incredible beauty, diverse scenery and limitless opportunities for solitude

Lower Trinity RD, Willow Creek


Orleans RD, Orleans


Smith River NRA, Gasquet


Mad River RD, Bridgeville



Recreational opportunities abound in the 12 park units that make up that part of the California State Park System located in the Shasta Cascade region. State Park units include recreation areas, wilderness areas, reservoirs, reserves and parks, state historic parks, historic homes, Spanish-era adobe buildings, museums, visitors centers, and off-highway vehicle parks.

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Ahjumawi is a place of exceptional primeval beauty One of the largest systems of fresh water springs in the country The park is rugged, isolated, and accessible by boat only

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Man-made lake formed by the nation’s tallest earth-filled dam Camping, floating campsites, a horse camp, and boat-in camps The Visitor Center has a museum, exhibits, and a store

Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park

McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park

525 The Esplanade, Chico, CA 95926 530-895-6144

24898 State Highway 89, Burney, CA 96013 530-335-2777

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Home of Chico founder General John Bidwell and his wife Annie E.K. Bidwell A beautiful, three-story, 26-room Victorian House Museum Once the headquarters of Rancho Chico, a famous 19th century agricultural enterprise

Bidwell-Sacramento River State Park 12105 River Rd., Chico, CA 95926 530-342-5185

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The popular 243-acre park includes four distinct recreational sites Bank or boat fish for salmon, steelhead and shad Hike, view spectacular vistas, inner tube, or kayak

Castle Crags State Park 20022 Castle Creek Rd., Castella, CA 96017 530-235-2684

Ranger Districts:


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1330 Bayshore Way, Eureka, CA 95501 707-442-1721 (also TTY) www.r5.fs.fed.us/sixrivers/

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The 4,350-acre park offers hiking, fishing and swimming Features soaring spires of ancient granite Two miles of the cool, quick-running Sacramento River

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The park’s centerpiece is the 129-foot Burney Falls Never changing water volume makes it unique among waterfalls President Theodore Roosevelt once called it “the eighth wonder of the world”

Plumas Eureka State Park & Museum 310 Johnsville Rd., Blairsden, CA 96130 530-836-2380

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Features two lakes, maintained trails, a museum and historic gold stamp mill Camping along Jamison Creek, fishing, nature study and hiking Blacksmith demonstrations, mining lore and samples of homemade ice-cream

Shasta State Historic Park 15312 Hwy. 299 West, Shasta, CA 96087 530-243-8194

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The Courthouse is restored to its 1861 appearance Includes historical exhibits, and an unparalleled collection of historic California artwork A row of old, brick building ruins from the gold-rush era

Clay Pit State Vehicular Recreation Area

4900 Larkin Rd., Oroville, CA 95965 530-538-2212

Weaverville Joss House State Historic Park

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This recreation area is 220 acres for off-road vehicles Provides good beginner terrain for off-road enthusiasts Offers motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle, and dune buggy use area

630 Main St., Weaverville, CA 96093 530-623-5284

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The Joss House, a Chinese Taoist temple of worship The oldest continuously used Chinese temple in California On display are Chinese art objects, pictures, mining

William B. Ide Adobe State Historic Park 21659 Adobe Rd., Red Bluff, CA 96080 530-529-8599

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William B. Ide was a leader of the short-lived California Bear Republic A 5-acre quaint historic park with picnic area over-looking the Sacramento River Features a one-room adobe house, woodshop, blacksmith shop and visitor center

Woodson Bridge State Recreation Area 25340 South Ave., Corning, CA 96021 530-839-2112

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A beautiful 142-acre oak woodland park nestled along the Sacramento River Includes a 328-acre preserve, a dense riparian forest which is home to Bald Eagles Year-round camping, fishing, and hiking, boat launch, picnic grounds


Few travelers are familiar with the four park units located in the Shasta Cascade region, yet these sites contain nationally significant scenic and cultural resources, which are of comparable quality to the more famous parks in the National Park system. The natural areas offer fascinating variety-lush forests, past and current volcanic activity, fields of wildflowers, and natural and man-made lakes. They serve as precious habitat for wild creatures, bears, mountain lions, fox, deer, eagles, owls and waterfowl. Even during the summer months, they are not heavily used, so you may explore them and learn their secrets at your leisure.

Lassen Volcanic National Park P.O. Box 100, Mineral, CA 96063 530-595-4480; www.nps.gov/lavo/

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Camp, fish, hike, view spectacular scenery, learn about nature, or simply relax Volcanic wonders include vents, mudpots, boiling pools, volcanic peaks, and painted dunes All four types of volcanoes in the world are found in the park

Lava Beds National Monument PO Box 1240, Tulelake, CA 96134 530-667-8113; www.nps.gov/labe/

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Cinder and spatter cones and miles of undulating, hardened flows Over 20 developed caves including Mushpot Cave; the only cave in the park in which lights have been installed Site of the only Indian War in which a general was killed in U.S. history Visitor Center, museum and seasonal guided tours

Tule Lake Unit, WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument P.O. Box 1240, Tulelake, CA 96134 530-260-0537; www.nps.gov/tule

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Civilian Conservation Corp camp WWII German and Italian Prisoner of War camp Tule Lake Segregation Center (Where persons of Japanese Ancestry were held during WWII) Access by guided tour only

Whiskeytown National Recreation Area P.O. Box 188, Whiskeytown, CA 96095 Park Headquarters: 530-242-3400 Visitors Center: 530-246-1225; www.nps.gov/whis/

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Whiskeytown Lake offers camping, picnicking, swimming, boating and free ranger guided kayak tours in summer Over 70 miles of hiking and riding trails, with four beautiful waterfalls to visit Whiskeytown Falls, 3.4 mile trail length to view the 220’ high waterfall Other activities include fishing, gold panning, hiking, hunting, horseback riding, sailing and mtn. biking Rich history from 1849 California Gold Rush and the Historic Camden House from 1852


Bidwell Park-City of Chico Parks Dept. P.O. Box 3420, Chico, CA 95927 530-896-7800; www.chico.ca.us

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One of the largest municipal parks in the United States, at 3,670 acres Offers hiking, bicycling, picnicking,

rollerblading and horseback riding Swimming is located at the One-Mile Recreation Area at Sycamore Pool

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT (BLM) BLM offices in Redding, Susanville, Alturas, and Cedarville can provide information and maps. Public lands include nearly three million acres of open spaces in the northeast corner of the state, extending into the remote northwest corner of Nevada.

BLM-California State Office 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825 916-978-4600; www.ca.blm.gov

BLM-Alturas Field Office 708 W. 12th St., Alturas, CA 96101 530-233-4666; www.ca.blm.gov/alturas

Devil’s Garden Mountain Bike Area is made up of 3 miles of steep pavement and 2.3 miles of flat dirt roads appealing to beginners and advanced riders alike Woodland Jurassic Mountain Bike Area offers 8.6 miles of dirt road with gentle slopes and level ground, great vistas of the Warner Mountains, with a super-scenic canyon Likely Mountain Challenge Mountain Bike Area offers 7.2 miles of dirt road and 2.2 miles of old broken highway for the advanced rider wanting to tackle steep pulls Along the Pit River, the largest river in northeastern California, the Pit River Campground offers camping, fishing, kayaking and wildlife viewing near the town of Fall River Mills If you are looking for a backcountry experience, this area offers numerous Wilderness Study Areas for exploration

BLM-Surprise Field Office 602 Cressler St. / P.O. Box 460, Cedarville, CA 96104 530-279-6101; www.ca.blm.gov/surprise

The Surprise Valley/Barrel Springs Back Country Byway takes the traveler across a desert lake, through canyons and valleys, and into desert mountains. A unique free Byway Tour booklet is available to enhance the driving experience

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In the Nevada portion of the area, the few improved and many unimproved roads provide solitude and a back country driving experience. High clearance four wheel drive is needed in many areas Cedarville is a gateway to the Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon-Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area, where conditions are little changed since pioneer times Fee Reservoir offers a boat launch and camping

BLM-Redding Field Office 6640 Lockheed Dr., Redding, CA 96002 530-224-2100; www.ca.blm.gov/redding

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The 25-mile Sacramento River Rail Trail provides joggers, hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders with a tranquil escape along the Sacramento River The area surrounding the Wild & Scenic Trinity River provides opportunities for camping, salmon and steelhead fishing, rafting, canoeing or kayaking Chappie-Shasta Off-Highway Vehicle Area provides 200 miles of roads and trails for motorcycles, four-wheel drive and all-terrain vehicles, with dramatic views of Shasta Lake and Mt. Shasta The Sacramento River Bend Area offers excellent places to hike, bike, and ride horses. Enjoy the spring wildflowers of the Yana Trail, or bird watching in the Paynes Creek Wetlands The Swasey Recreation Area offers mountain bikers a steep, rugged trail that connects to Whiskeytown National Recreation Area The Forks of Butte Area offers gold panning for modern-day fortune seekers

BLM-Eagle Lake Field Office 2550 Riverside Dr., Susanville, CA 96130 530-257-0456; www.ca.blm.gov/eaglelake

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The 30-mile Bizz Johnson National Recreation Trail follows the route of the historic Fernley and Lassen Railroad, leading hikers, mountain bikers, and equestrians on a gentle, meandering course along the tranquil, forested banks of the Susan River Eagle Lake, the second-largest natural lake in California, is known for its trophysized trout, and offers excellent developed campgrounds, a marina, and beaches The rugged Fort Sage Off-Highway Vehicle Area offers trails to suit every riding ability The backcountry of the Skedaddle Mountains offers cross-country hiking through isolated desert canyons. The Skedaddles are home to wild horses, mule deer and pronghorn antelope Those with adventurous hearts can explore the Nobles Immigrant National Historic Trail or Buckhorn Backcountry Byway


Mount Shasta Trout Hatchery

Shasta Dam

16349 Shasta Dam Blvd., Shasta Lake, CA 96019 530-247-8555; www.usbr.gov

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Shasta Dam has the highest overflow spillway in the world The second largest dam in the United States The sheer mass of the concrete is 6.5 million cubic yards, weighing 15 million tons Free daily tours and visitors center


460 Glen Dr., Oroville, CA 95966 530-534-2303

Lake Oroville Visitors Center & Oroville Dam 917 Kelly Ridge Rd., Oroville, CA 95966 530-538-2219

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California’s second largest reservoir Oroville Dam is the tallest and nation’s largest earthen dam Visitors can climb a 47-foot tower to view the lake and the Sutter Buttes


#3 North Old Stage Road, Mount Shasta, CA 96067 530-926-2215

Oroville Dam Wildlife Area 945 Oro Dam Blvd. West, Oroville, CA 95965 530-538-2236

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Fish and wildlife are abundant on the 11,000acre wildlife area Bird watching, camping, fishing and hunting opportunities are available Egrets, beaver, and river otter are among the many animals found here

U.S. FISH & WILDLIFE SERVICE The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the “caretaker” of those public lands which have significant habitat for waterfowl and wildlife. These refuges provide numerous opportunities to view and photograph wildlife in their natural setting.

Coleman National Fish Hatchery 24411 Coleman Fish Hatchery Rd., Anderson, CA 96007 530-365-8622; www.fws.gov/coleman

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Redding Office

Located on Battle Creek, historically salmon and steelhead have migrated in from the Sacramento River to spawn Spawning operations allow you to view large numbers of fall Chinook salmon during spawning season Return of the Salmon Festival Celebration is the third Saturday in October

601 Locust St., Redding, CA 96001 530-225-2300

Feather River Fish Hatchery

Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge Complex

5 Table Mountain Blvd., Oroville, CA 95965 530-538-2222

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Accommodates 9,000 adult salmon and 2,000 adult steelhead Incubators contain up to 20 million eggs and 9.6 million fingerlings Fall is best time for fish viewing

Gray Lodge Wildlife Area 3207 Rutherford Rd., Gridley, CA 95948 530-846-7505

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9,100-acre wildlife refuge, one of the most intensively managed waterfowl marshlands in the United States Excellent opportunities for hunting, fishing, photo-graphing, and nature viewing Educational programs, exhibits, self-guided nature trail and seasonal guided tours

4009 Hill Rd., Tulelake, CA 96134 530-667-2231 www.fws.gov/refuges

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Internationally known for their abundance and diversity of wildlife Hosts the largest winter population of bald eagles in the continental U.S. Their varied wildlife and habitats are a photographer’s delight

Modoc National Wildlife Refuge 5364 County Rd. 115, Alturas, CA 96101 530-233-3572; www.fws.gov/refuges

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The oldest operating fish hatchery west of the Mississippi since 1888 Located near the headwater springs of the Sacramento River One of three major broodstock hatcheries in the state

The 7,000-acre refuge protects Canada geese, ducks, cranes and swans Provides fishing, hunting, photography and educational opportunities Fed by snowmelt from the Warner Mountains, the Pit River creates an oasis for wildlife


Visit Redding in the heart of the magnificent Shasta-Cascade region to experience awesome granite spires, breathtaking waterfalls, exciting gold rush ruins, and one of the largest sundials in the world—the Sundial Bridge at Turtle Bay. With its many hotels and restaurants to suit nearly any taste, as “California’s Natural Getaway,” Redding makes the perfect base camp for exploring Shasta Lake, Lassen Volcanic National Park, and the beautiful Trinity Alps. Blue skies are reflected in the majestic Sacramento River as it meanders right through the heart of this beautiful city which is located less than an hour’s drive from your favorite far-northern California attraction! Visit our website or call us today to request a free vacation planning kit.

1448 Pine Street Redding, CA 96001 530-225-4100 www.visitredding.com e-mail: info@visitredding.com


1699 Hwy. 273 Anderson, CA 96007 530-365-1180 www.shastacascade.com/ california-welcome-center

Located at the south end of Shasta Gateway Center, the Welcome Center is operated by the Shasta-Cascade Wonderland Association. Come in for free maps and brochures, browse great historic and informational exhibits, including our geocaching display, view wild trout in our waterfall pond, take your photo with Joe Tourist, our friendly mascot, or Ed our life-size bronze grizzly bear. Shop in our gift store showcasing local products. Our friendly and knowledgable staff is available to assist you 7 days a week, 361 days a year.

Promoting Eight Counties In The Shasta Cascade Region—Over 30,000 Square Miles—the Shasta-Cascade Wonderland Association Celebrates 91 Years Of Providing Visitor Information.

For regional information contact us at: 1-800-4SHASTA (474-2782) or 530-365-7500 www.shastacascade.com • email: info@shastacascade.org 1699 Hwy 273, Anderson, CA 96007 Shasta Cascade Visitors Guide


INFORMATION SERVICES Alturas Chamber of Commerce Promoting economic vitality through tourism. Call for events & information about vacationing in Modoc County. 600 S. Main St. Alturas, CA 96101 530-233-4434 www.alturaschamber.org e-mail: alturaschamber@gmail.com

Burney Chamber of Commerce Burney Chamber is comprised of local businesses/individuals located in the Intermountain Area. We are dedicated to promoting a better business environment and tourist destination. 36879 Main St. Burney, CA 96013 530-335-2111 www.burneychamber.com e-mail: burneycoc@gmail.com

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It also offers unique historic architecture and small town charm. Shopping in McCloud is a delightful experience. 303 Main St., McCloud, CA 96057 530-964-3113 www.mccloudchamber.com e-mail: info@mccloudchamber.com

Mt. Shasta Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau Mount Shasta ~ “Where Heaven and Earth Meet.” The city of Mount Shasta, elevation 3500 feet, sits at the base of the mountain. Whether it’s shopping, a world-class golf course, a lakeside picnic, summer or winter sports, Mount Shasta is a 4-season destination! 300 Pine St. Mt. Shasta, CA 96067 800-926-3696 www.mtshastachamber.com e-mail: info@mtshastachamber.com

Savor the pace of Butte County. From farm-totable restaurants to you-pick family farm tours to blood-pumping outdoor activities; whatever your speed, we’ve got it all. Call us today or visit our website for information about all the things to see, do, and taste in Butte County. Explorers Welcome!

Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce

P.O. Box 2154 Chico, CA 95927 530-918-4584 www.explorebuttecounty.com email: info@explorebuttecounty.com

6161 Clark Road, #1 Paradise, CA 95969 530-877-9358 www.paradisechamber.com e-mail: info@paradisechamber.com

Corning District Chamber of Commerce Corning, known as the “Olive Capital”, located off I-5, is home to Lucero Olive Oil, The Olive Pit and Rolling Hills Casino. 1110 Solano St. Corning, CA 96021 530-824-5550www.corningcachamber.org e-mail: info@corningcachamber.org

Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce Promoting Plumas County and Indian Valley California through events and promotions. 408 Main St Greenville, CA 95947 530-284-6633 www.indianvalleychamber.org e-mail: indianvalleychamber@frontiernet.net

Lassen County Chamber of Commerce Over 125 years of business leadership promoting local businesses, tourism and events. Lassen County offers prime fishing, mountain bike trails, outdoor recreation and Lassen Volcanic National Park. 1516 Main St. Susanville, CA 96130 530-257-4323 www.lassencountychamber.com e-mail: director@lassencountychamber.org

McCloud Chamber of Commerce McCloud is a popular destination retreat in the shadow of Mt. Shasta and natural alpine beauty. 76

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PRCOC promotes local pride, professional expertise and a commitment to growth. Our members foster the civic and commercial progress of our community.

Quincy Chamber of Commerce We welcome you to visit our town! Contact us for your business or vacation needs. Free historic tour guides and information about Quincy and Plumas County. We’re also happy to assist you with relocation information. P.O. Box 215 Quincy, CA 95971 530-394-0541 www.quincychamber.com e-mail: info@quincychamber.com

Red Bluff-Tehama County Chamber Serving our city and county for over 110 years! Promoting business, tourism, organizations and events. Visit us at www. facebook.com/ redbluffchamber or insta-gram.com/rbchamber.

Trinity County Chamber of Commerce The Trinity County Chamber proudly advocates for our business community, provides networking and educational opportunities, offers programs to drive customers to members and ease business mandates, and fosters partnerships of business, professional, and community people. P.O. Box 517 Weaverville, CA 96093 www.TrinityCounty.com e-mail: Chamber@TrinityCounty.com

Trinity County Visitors & Development Bureau Visit Trinity and discover your unique adventure around every turn. Over 55 alpine lakes, rafting, houseboating, wilderness hiking, gold rush history, scenic byways, world-class fishing, the arts, and memories to last a lifetime. P.O. Box 517 Weaverville, CA 96093 530-623-6101 www.VisitTrinity.com e-mail: info@VisitTrinity.com

Weed Chamber of Commerce Weed, CA is nestled in the mountains and valleys of Siskiyou County. This old country town has a lot to offer all year round! Come for a visit! 34 Main St. Weed, CA 96094 530-938-4624, 877-938-4624 www.weedchamber.com e-mail: weedchamber@ncen.org





Other Chambers and Visitor Centers in the Region: Anderson Chamber


Butte Valley Chamber, Dorris


Chico Chamber


Cottonwood Chamber


Fall River Valley Chamber


Gridley Chamber


Happy Camp Chamber


Hayfork Chamber


Lake Almanor Area Chamber


Oroville Area Chamber


Redding Chamber


Discover Siskiyou

Shasta Lake Chamber


Surprise Valley Chamber


Tehama Country Visitor Center


Westwood Area Chamber


1512 S. Oregon St. Yreka, CA 96097 530-842-1638 www.discoversiskiyou.com



100 Main St., P.O. Box 850 Red Bluff, CA 96080 530-527-6220 www.redbluffchamber.com e-mail: info@redbluffchamber.com

Downright honest, rugged and pure, Siskiyou is where California’s real north lives and untamed adventure runs free. Discover Siskiyou for yourself. Call or visit our website to plan your next adventure.



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Disover the amazing features formed by water over time in Lake Shasta’s amazing caverns.


Also ask about our summer time dinner cruise on Shasta Lake. 78 Shasta Cascade Visitors Guide LakeShastaDinnerCruises.com

1-800-795-2283 or lakeshastacaverns.com

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